Downtown

The Heart and Soul of Garden City

Historic Downtown Garden City is the regional destination in southwest Kansas for unique shopping opportunities, dining, healthcare, arts, and entertainment. Visit us...

2 Day Sale!!!

Join us for Bright Friday and Small Business Saturday 2-Day Sale, Friday, November 28 and Saturday, November 29...

Christmas Parade

Join us on December 07, 2014 as Burtis Motor presents the Evening Christmas Parade...

Tuba Christmas

Join us on Saturday, December 13 for Tuba Christmas. The event will start at 3 PM on Grant Avenue...

Welcome to Garden City

Welcome to Garden City Downtown Vision's Website!

We hope you take a few minutes to browse and check out our events, read the latest work being done by our committees and Board, and learn how the four-point Main Street approach is helping to move forward our central business district.

To stay on top of all that is going on in heart and soul of Garden City, be sure to sign up for our Vision Vanguard (e-newsletter) that is sent out every Tuesday and our Facebook page.

Thank you for your interest in Downtown Vision and remember to Shop Local!

Nicole Lucas
Executive Director

Latest News

Mark your calendars for November 15 as the Downtown Garden City merchants debut their first ever "Shop Small Saturday". In an effort to entice shoppers to stay local, the group will be offering special discounts available that day only. The event will continue every month on the third Saturday during regular business hours. November 15 also kicks off the holiday shopping season, as the merchants will be hosting their annual holiday open houses that Saturday...  Continue Reading...

Garden City Downtown Vision is excited to announce the launch of their Jump Start Business Developer program, which has been in the works since early 2014. The program is designed to enhance the community’s entrepreneurial climate in the retail sector of the core business district by identifying locations that specifically meet the needs of individual startup businesses that fall within the categories identified in the City’s Comprehensive Plan. “This project has been our baby this year. We are so proud that we’re able to get it rolled out before the end of the year, which was a goal that the board of directors had set early on,” stated Executive Director Nicole Lucas. The Jump Start Business Development Program aims to be a competitive grant-based initiative where entrepreneurs work collaboratively with Downtown Vision to achieve the goal of strengthening the downtown economy...  Continue Reading...

 

Our Vision

Historic Downtown Garden City is the regional destination in southwest Kansas for unique shopping opportunities, dining, healthcare, arts, and entertainment.

Fully occupied and renovated buildings surrounded by beautiful, clean streetscapes make this an exciting, safe gathering place that houses the community's heart and soul.

The restoration of significant properties strengthen the Downtown's position as a focal point in the community.

Our Mission

Garden City Downtown Vision is dedicated to strengthening Downtown's retail and economic base, preserving its historic character, and promoting the core district as the community's cultural and social center.

This will be accomplished by forming partnerships with citizens, businesses, local governments, and civic organizations.