There is so much going on in Downtown Marion, here are some of the quick highlights …
One of our fabulous Downtown Marion stores, Great Impressions, has formed an alliance with the Greenwood Floor & Design Center, 153 North Greenwood Street. By combining forces in certain areas, they can offer their customers better pricing and greater selection. For example, not only do they now buy kitchen cabinets direct from the factory, they also have a supplier for beautiful custom cabinetry. Greenwood Floor & Design Center has renovated their showrooms, created a Bargain Alley and a Tile & Cabinet Gallery.
To celebrate, they’ll be having a Grand Re-opening of the Greenwood Floor & Design Center, 153 North Greenwood Street, from 4 – 7 p.m. Friday, April 12. Stop in and take a peak, enjoy good company, good networking, and enjoy food & drink on them. (And just a note to clarify … Great Impressions will still located at 288 East Church Street with all of their home interior selections, great yet affordable jewelry, purses, scarves decor & more! This is an alliance … not a merger.)
Thursday, April 18,12 noon at the Marion County Courthouse … Downtown Marion Earth Day Clean Up. We’ll gather at the courthouse. Lunch will be available for purchase. Trash bags, work gloves & water bottles will be provided. The flyer is attached with all of the details. Remember … a clean, green Downtown is good for every one’s business!
We had a great turnout for our preliminary Downtown Marion Market informational meeting. We’ll have one more on Tuesday, April 30, 5:30 p.m., here at the CanDo/Chamber building, 205 West Center Street. The market will run May 10 – October 11. Mark the meeting on your calendars, or you may call or e-mail me for additional information.
The Palace Theatre has a LOT of great entertainment options coming up, including the movie Quartet and The Little River Band (awesome!) this weekend; the Palace Big Band Monday; The Coasters next Friday; plus shows featuring local artists Johnny Steiner, Sara Wenig & Kristi Wink; The Marionaires and more are all on tap in the coming weeks. Just log onto www.marionpalace.org for complete details.
Speaking of great entertainment at the Palace, the Marion County Historical Society will be presenting its annual themed dinner and panel discussion at the May Pavilion on Saturday, April 20, from 5:30 – 9:00 p.m. This year’s event focuses on the Civil War and features costumed reenactors portraying key players on both sides of the conflict. The evening includes a wine tasting featuring locally produced wine, a dinner consisting of historic foods where guests may dine with a dignitary and a panel discussion on the war itself. This event is a partnership between the Marion County Historical Society and Primrose Retirement Community of Marion. Tickets are $20 individual or $35 couple. For more information or to purchase tickets go to www.marionhistory.com or call 740-387-4255.
Where you eat, shop and play matters … do it locally! And with so many great restaurants and stores in Downtown Marion, I hope you try them out. I believe that if you do, you’ll keep coming back.