The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce’s November Business After Hours is Main Street Gainesville’s Fourth Annual Upstairs Downtown Tour & Holiday Open House. On Thursday, November 18 from 5:15 – 8:00p.m., the Historic Downtown Gainesville Square will come alive with Christmas lights and festive decorations. Live music and delicious food from Downtown Gainesville’s best restaurants will highlight the event.
The Tour will include the wonderful upstairs residence of Brice Vorderbrug which is conveniently located above his successful Coffee Shop of Horrors on Washington Street (registration for members & first stop on the tour); the exciting new restaurants on Bradford Street. The Brickhouse and Cilantro¹s Tex-Mex Grill; Anna Jennings¹ Side Street Studio; the incredible renovation of the former Woolworth Building (seen under construction last year) in the new Princeton Building featuring the Princeton Salon and Day Spa and the new Hudson Steam House Restaurant. The Tour will conclude at the exciting Main Street Market featuring open shops, food and music.
Delicious food along the tour – progressive dinner style – will be provided by the Brickhouse; Cilantro’s; The Coffee Shop of Horrors; Roly Poly; the Hudson Steam House and Main Street Market¹s Sweet Petals, Highland Creamery Ice Cream and the Boiler Room.
Most of the Downtown shops will be open in Holiday style with treats and specials for you to stop in and browse along the tour. Like last year, Horse & Carriage rides will be available around the Square for $2.00 per person to magically transport you back in time! Santa will make his first appearance Downtown for this Holiday season along with his Santa Train ride for the kids chugging around the Square. It’s a magical time in Downtown Gainesville. Don’t miss it.
For Chamber Members, the tour is free and guests, $5. For more details or questions call 770-532-6206 or Main Street at 770-297-1141. This will be an evening to remember and a wonderful kick-off to the holiday season!