In this issue: Saturday November 26, Shop the Blocks – Small Business Saturday last chance to sign up to receive GCDA promotion!, Grand Central District Holiday Mixer, Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016 — Urban Comfort

News and updates for Grand Central District business and property owners. Frequency will depend on the amount of news items.


2529 Central Avenue
(inside the co-working space at Clear Labs)
Office Hours: M-F, 9a-5p
Tawnee Walling, Executive Director/ Main Street Manager
Email (
Jon Tallon, President
Terry Thompson, Vice President
Joel Schmitz, CPA
Philip C. Dobson
Mitch Faber
Precious Green
Karen Helsinger
Brian Longstreth
Dale Osterwise
Kate Thorpe
Amanda Turner
Bill Georgiou
Andy Salyards
GCDA Board meetings are held on the 3rd Wednesday of each month.
Next Meeting:
11/16/16 at 6pm
Florida Print Solutions
432 31st St N
Hanging From the Light Posts!Kick off at Punky’s Bar & Grill
3063 Central Avenue

Thank you to all who participated in hanging our holiday lights and the neighborhood clean up! We completed the entire district in an hour and half! What a great crew–Thank you for making our district beautiful!
Would you like to help make the 2017 Chili Cookoff the best ever? Join our planning committee!
Contact Tawnee ( Cook Off – I want to help!) for more information.
Art, Antiques, Collectibles, & HOME DECOR

Where: Punky’s Bar & Grill (
3063 Central Avenue
When: December 3, 2016 9a-4p

November’s Market was a huge success with over 40 vendors and 100’s of shoppers. It was a perfect day to be out and about and we received excellent feedback from both vendors and shoppers! If you are interested in being a vendor next month, please contact Dale Osterwise ( Central Market&body=I want to participate as a vendor!) of D & A Ambient Antiques ( as soon as possible! Spaces are filling up fast! Vendor Fee is $25.

Application Here (

Like the Grand Central Market on Facebook! (

To Volunteer at our Welcome Booth (

From all of us at the Grand Central District Association we wish you and yours a very Happy Thanksgiving!

Along Central/1st N/1st S from 16th St to 31st St

To participate:
Offer 10% discount to shoppers wearing a local t-shirt
Bring a part of your business out to the sidewalk -sandwich board, table, rack, etc.
Promote via Social Media
Contact Tawnee ( want to participate in Shop the Blocks) to register, so that we can help promote your business and participation via social media! Here is the list of businesses that have definitively said they were participating:

The Foundry Furnishings
Pieces of A Dream
Casa Boheme
Central Cycling
Janet’s Antiques
Miss Pitty Pat Porch
Buster’s Antiques
Vintage Designs by Lillie Victoria
Community Cafe
No Contract Wireless
D & A Ambient Antiques
Studio/Antiques LLC
Leafy Greens Cafe
Salty Roots
Old Key West
Studio b Mind Body Hair and Butler Hypnotherapy
Zaytoon Grille
Central Vapors
Peace of Mind Smoke Shop
Burg Bar
Calusa Press
Salon and Squeeze
Chagos’s Barbershop
The Clay Center
Avid Brew and Growing
The Rolling Cabana
On Pointe
The Bikery
Love Food Central
Sway-Rey Dessert Bar
Pinellas Ale Works
The Bungaleaux
Creative Soul
Euphoria Salon
Woodfield Fine Art & Gallery
Frisky Business
If you are not on this list, please contact us ASAP via email (’re In) ! In your email, enclose a picture or two of your business so that we can create a little video if you want to be featured in that way.
Let’s Make the District a Hopping Place to be on Small Business Saturday!

Please join us for our annual Holiday Mixer at Urban Comfort 2601 Central Avenue! Meet, Network and Get Social with others in the Grand Central District!

Raffle to Win! $5 each or 5 Entries for $20! Drawing to be on December 5th. Proceeds to benefit the Grand Central District Association. You can buy tickets at the Grand Central Market on December 3rd or at Punky’s Bar & Grill ( anytime.

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