Holiday Season Kicks off with Chamber Business After Hours and Main Street Gainesville’s 9th Annual Upstairs Downtown Tour
Gainesville, GA – November 2008: The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce’s upcoming Business After Hours and Main Street Gainesville’s 9th Annual Upstairs Downtown Tour & Holiday Open House is Thursday, November 20 from 5:15 – 8:15 pm on the Historic Downtown Gainesville Square. Downtown Gainesville will come alive with Christmas lights and festive decorations, and live music and delicious food will highlight the event.
The tour begins on Bradford Street with registration and Stop #1 at the new Daily News Diner and at their neighbor, The Big City Café. Stop #2 will feature Brice Vorderbrug’s fabulous second floor loft. Stop # 3 combines the new second floor offices of ReMax Realty and the new restaurant, Elmo’s Italian Kitchen. Stop #4 is Downtown’s newest coffee shop, Inman Perk. Stop #5 will feature demonstrations and tasting of some of the great creations of new owner and Cordon Blue chef, Noreen Pashjwani at Home Sweet Georgia. Alter Ego will blow you away with its “up-tempo” looks and sounds as Stop # 6. The final stop will feature the exciting new businesses as well as food and music at the Main Street Market.
Delicious food along the tour – progressive dinner style – will be provided by Daily News Diner; Big City Café; Elmo’s Italian Kitchen; Inman Perk; Home Sweet Georgia; Sweet Magnolia Café and Skogie’s at the Main Street Market. Two drink tickets will be a part of the tour program redeemable at the Main Street Market along with Scott’s on the Square and Luna’s. Registration for drawings for fabulous prizes will be available along the tour route.
Most Downtown shops will be open in Holiday style with treats along with drawings for great prizes too. Like last year, Horse & Carriage rides will be available around the Square at no charge to magically transport you back in time! Santa will make his first appearance Downtown for this Holiday season along with Dickens’ costumed characters provided by Fifth Row Center. Smores will be for sale on the Square provided by the Boy Scouts.
It’s a magical time in Downtown Gainesville. Don’t miss it. Tour is $5 for Chamber Members; Guests, $10. Details: Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce, 770-532-6206, or Main Street Gainesville, 770-297-1141.