2016 Garden City Taste Fest a Culinary Success
Once again, Garden City restaurants and venues outdid themselves in the second Garden City Taste Fest, as more than 200 participants visited seven locations during the event.
The evening kicked off at the Golden Feather Feather restaurant where participants signed up. Buses ferried attendees from venue to venue where they had their fill of gastronomic delights.
The Straight Farmhouse offered a delicious selection of sweets from Garden City businesses, while Garden City Mini Golf (celebrating its 50th anniversary this year) offered Detroit Mini Donuts and a chance to win a free round of golf.
New Taste Fest restaurants this year included Leon’s Family Restaurant and GJ’s Coney Island. Al Sultan, the Golden Feather and Sports Venue were repeat venues from 2015.
The Taste Fest ended up at the Golden Feather with a raffle drawing including gift certificate to participating restaurants.
GCBA Teams With DDA for Scavenger Hunt
Beginning Friday, July 8 and running through Friday, July 22, the Garden City Business Alliance and the Downtown Development Authority will be hosting a city-wide scavenger hunt.
People will be scouring the streets trying to find answers to the clues held only within the participating businesses.
The first place prize for the Scavenger Hunt is $500 and will be awarded at the Music in the Park Event on July 28, 2016. This is a free event.
GCBA Prez Kerry Partin Lands on Omi Edition Garden City
President Kerry Partin was interviewed on Omni Edition Garden City about the GCBA, the upcoming Taste Fest, and other planned events for 2016. The interview focused on the brief history and role of the GCBA, as well as the organization’s goals. Part walked host Dan York through the year’s event schedule. They also discussed Partin’s weekly podcast Garden City Community Chat. The show, which began six years ago, will soon mark its 300th episode.
GCBA Urges Residents and Businesses to Become Friends of the Garden City Historical Museum
GCBA President Kerry Partin said the Friends of the Garden City Historical Museum are seeking new members and he suggested that area businesses and city residents should think of joining.
“The Friends are a private organization and receive no city, state, or federal financial support,” said Partin. “They support a unique resource in the community and I think we ought to support them.” The Friends of the Garden City Historical Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the history of the community and serving as an educational center for its patrons.
GCBA President Kerry Partin has announced that Office Max/Office Depot has partnered with the GCBA and has issued the attached discount card for members to use. Please follow the directions on the card. Members can print it out on card stock, then taking it along with the FREE lamination coupon to either one and have them laminate it for you. Or you can download it to your smart phone and use it that way.
The 2016 GCBA Events Calendar Garden City Taste Fest – May 17, 2016 Scavenger Hunt – July 8-22, 2016 Music in the Park – July 28, 2016 Afterburn – October 8th Trunk or Treat – October 28, 2016 Holiday Expo – November 26th
The 2016 GCBA Events Calendar
Garden City Taste Fest – May 17, 2016
Scavenger Hunt – July 8-22, 2016
Music in the Park – July 28, 2016
Afterburn – October 8th
Trunk or Treat – October 28, 2016
Holiday Expo – November 26th
We Believe in Garden City
Garden City is the community in which we have decided to invest our time, money, and hard work. We’ve put down roots and have made a commitment to the people who live here.
The work we do is measured in more than just dollars and cents; we are an important part of the fabric that makes up Garden City, Michigan.
The Garden City Business Alliance is proud to be part of the American Dream. We believe that if you work hard and persevere, you can be successful. Like anything else that is worthwhile, it is not easy, but we welcome the challenge. And like millions of Americans before us, we realize that if we work together we can accomplish so much more than if we all work separately.
This is the inspiration for the Garden City Business Alliance.
We believe that small businesses working together can help each one of us be better merchants, offer more to our customers, and be a good neighbor to our community.
If you’re a Garden City business owner, citizen, or community advocate, you’re welcome to join us. We meet once each month and we announce the meeting locations and times well in advance on this website and on our Facebook page.
We’d also appreciate your input. If you know of events taking place in or around Garden City, please let us know. If you’ve heard about some good news we can share here, please tell us about it. And, of course, if you own a business in Garden City, whether home-based or with a storefront, you’re welcome to join the GCBA.