Koop Avond (Shopping Night) kicked off in Philipsburg on Thursday evening. This initiative was started by Xtratight Entertainment and will last for six weeks, until July 26.
Common in different parts of the Netherlands Koop Avond, promises to be a night of food, live entertainment, shopping, and local crafts on Thursdays from 5:00 to 10:00pm. Koop Avond was designed to help boost St. Maarten’s economy by creating a unique all-encompassing experience that encourages merchants and restaurants to extend their opening hours and stimulates entrepreneurship by proving an affordable platform for local vendors and small businesses.
Source: The Daily Herald https://www.thedailyherald.sx/islands/77881-downtown-alive