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Blue Moon Optical, owned and operated by the Duffy family,  has been named the Downtown Business of the Month for November. From left are Tyler Duffy, Sarah Duffy, Benjamin Duffy, Tracy Duffy holding Jackson Duffy, Patrick Duffy and Maddox Duffy. Photo courtesy of the city of San Marcos

Blue Moon Optical: Downtown Business of the Month

Thursday, November 15, 2018

For the month of November, Main Street is proud to present the Downtown Business of the Month award to Blue Moon Optical for their unique frames, compassionate customer service and dedication to the San Marcos community.

Family-owned and operated, Blue Moon Optical first opened in downtown San Marcos in 2014.

Originally from California, owner Patrick Duffy moved to Austin over a decade ago. He relocated to San Marcos in 2013 and fell in love with its small town charm and big city amenities. Duffy is dedicated to the “beautiful community” of San Marcos because of their immense support and assistance after his house was impacted by the 2015 Memorial Day flood.

Duffy was inspired to pay the kindness forward, repairing and restoring glasses frames recovered from the flood at no cost to their owners.

“I think what separates Blue Moon Optical is that we treat people like people, and we care more about the patient rather than what’s in their pocket,” Duffy said. “I try my best to do something good for the community.”

Blue Moon Optical is located at 121 W. San Antonio St. The San Marcos Main Street Program congratulates them for their uniqueness, compassionate customer service and dedication to the local community.

The San Marcos Main Street Program chooses one downtown business each month for the Downtown Business of the Month award. The award is presented to a business that exemplifies: growth, staying power, innovation, response to adversity, contribution to community oriented projects, marketing and promotional efforts, curb appeal and beautification. 

If you know of a business within the downtown San Marcos area that fulfills the criteria and is worthy of this award, contact Main Street at

San Marcos was designated in 1986 as an official Main Street City by the Texas Historical Commission and the National Trust for Historic Preservation and remains one of the oldest Main Street programs in the state. The vision of the San Marcos Main Street Program is to foster a downtown that is a unique and culturally vibrant destination, where local business thrive and people of all ages can connect, create and celebrate.

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