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Posted on October 14, 2020 at 10:56 AM by Kristen Cruz
If you’re making plans to head out and cast your ballot during early voting in Allen, we suggest you plan for a little more than just voting. The all new polling location at Allen Event Center is considered a Mega Vote Center, holding a large number of machines and turnout making voting even easier this year. An added bonus; Allen Event Center is located right inside The Village at Allen allowing voters easy, walkable access to over a million square feet of shopping and dining options.
Here are some of our tips to make voting in Allen a whole experience this year!
Vote, Then Take In Some Retail Therapy!
The Village at Allen is home to over 70 stores and restaurants, making it a popular shopping destination in North Dallas. You’ll find big box retail favorites like HomeGoods, TJMaxx, Ulta, Kirklands, Target, Tuesday Morning, and many more.
You’ll also find some local favorites like Uptown Cheapskate, where you'll find new and gently used clothes from brands like Coach, Michael Kors, Express, Anthropologie, J. Crew, Urban Outfitters, and more at a fraction of retail prices. Or explore their sister store, Kid to Kid where you can shop gently used must-haves from clothes to toys for kids of all ages. You can also find more local favorites like Bicycles Plus and Allen Village Jewelers just steps away from the main entrance and exit doors at Allen Event Center.
You can also find some of these retailers in the Shop Allen PlayPass with exclusive deals! Check out the stores with special deals here.
Vote, Then Grab Some Great Food!
Planning to make it out on a lunch break to vote? Don’t just pick up food to go, dine out and grab a bite at local favorites like Uncle Julio’s, Bonefish Grill, BJ’s Restaurant, or the new Dimassi’s Mediterranean Buffet. You’ll find every type of cuisine inside The Village at Allen from made-from-scratch Mexican, to seafood, and Mediterranean. Check out all the great dining options here.
Vote, Then Grab a Patio Spot for a Drink at Happy Hour!
Kelly’s at the Village not only has one of the best covered patios and locations in Allen (right across from Allen Event Center), but there you can also find an extensive selection of craft beer on tap (52 seasonal rotators), a diverse wine list, and plenty of specialty cocktails made by veteran mixologists. And Kelly’s patio is just the beginning of the more than dozen patio hot spots you’ll find at The Village at Allen.
Vote, Then Make a Day of It!
Why not make a day of your trip to the polls and enjoy everything The Village at Allen has to offer. Snag some seasonal decor at TJMaxx, grab a Starbucks then stroll your favorite holiday must-haves at Target, or grab some new Fall boots at Burlington. Then, treat your taste buds to some yummy cuisine or your body to some rejuvenation at one of the salons like Allen Nail Spa or Hand & Stone Massage & Facial Spa.
Cap the day off with happy hour fireside on the patio at Bar Louie, or snag a spot at Shakertins for your favorite craft cocktail and some delicious shareable plates.
Check out more info on voting at Allen Event Center including details on where to park.