So much is going on tonight, it’s likely we’ve missed something. But here are still more reasons to come out tonight and enjoy the winter wonderland of Irvington:
- Custom Creations in Glass (16 S. Catherwood) offers 15% off today
- Ossip Optometry continues its anniversary sale with discounts on brand name frames
- Butler Place apartments (5230 E. Washington St.) celebrates with a Grand Opening open house from 5-7 pm
- Dufour’s has a traditional Italian dinner with musical entertainment
- Artisan Realtors hosts Audio Diner’s caroling contingent at 7pm
A big part of the Irvington commercial district’s “rebound” is due to the south side of Washington Street’s emerging business community. Find out for yourself tonight during the Holiday Open House.
- Check out Geneva Hair Studio’s expanded new location in the western half of the former Scooter Shop
- George Thomas Flowers hosts Pictures with Santa
- Roll With It Bakery offers a coupon for a free cookie with every Santa picture
- tHAIRapy Salon offers free hair tinsel tonight
- World of Vapor, Irvington’s newest shop, has special holiday deals on e-cigarette products
- Jack and Jill’s Antique Mall has refreshments and special prices
- Tiqueables has an extensive selection of antiques, vintage and records
- Shop Retulled for your holiday formal wear–both men’s and women’s clothing
- Bookmama’s, just around the corner on Johnson Avenue, hosts three author/booksignings tonight from 6-9 pm
- Gary Moore – Brown County Mornings
- Wes Sturdevant – Clever Little Hermes,
- Philip B. Wilson – 100 Things Colts Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die
This year, all of the carriage rides will be traveling down South Audubon Road, around the circle and back to Washington Street. You’ll get a great view of the shops in “Old Irvington”, where the downtown started back in the 1870′s, and the shops will have some enticements for you:
- Audubon Road Corner Store, Antiques Etc. will offer owner Helga Horvath’s signature homemade sauerkraut and other delights.
- Meet local artist Andrew Leonberger at Dream Designs and see his work.
- Irvington Vintage offers Christmas cookies, including some of Indy’s longtime favorite Roselyn Bakery specialties.
- The Magic Candle always has something intriguing going on.
- Kingston’s Kloset is Audubon’s newest addition, featuring gently used kids clothing
- Victor’s Minimart and Laundromat offers a wide variety of snacks and drinks, in addition to its neighborhood laundry services
Many Irvington businesses are doing something special for the annual Holiday Open House this Friday night (December 6) and we’ll be providing details right here. Irvington Wellness at 17 N. Layman Street has a lot in store for you:
They will be serving snacks, and selling salt lamps, salt votives, bath salts and more.
Customers can sample massages and Zero Balancing and there will be mini-yoga classes plus time in the Irvington Salt Room!
Adam Riviere will be at Irvington Wellness from 5 to 9 pm. Adam, from Playground Productions LLC brings a playground for all ages to enjoy music and celebrate family, friends, and community with world music and culture involving drums, flutes, and didgeridoos.
There will be a special appearance by belly dancer Jamila Ali at 7:00 pm.
Save the date! Friday, December 6 is the annual Holiday Open House. Many businesses will offer specials, refreshments and other goodies.
One of the highlights of the 67th annual Irvington Halloween Festival is the Art and Silent Auction, held Monday, October 21 at 7pm at Inhabit Gallery, 211 S. Ritter. More details here.
You’ll be able to bid on the original artwork by the top three poster designs, and limited, signed and numbered silkscreens of the top two will also be offered. Examples of the hand silkscreened posters are pictured here.
It’s Halloween time, and now you can get the brand new 2013 Irvington Halloween Festival poster, printed on sturdy stock at select neighborhood retailers for a measly $5:
Black Sheep Gifts
Custom Creations In Glass
Posters are also available at the official festival headquarters at 211 S. Ritter.
For several months, they were “coming soon”. Now, after some unexpected delays, Little Caesar’s Pizza is open at 6243 E. Washington, right next to the Marsh at Irvington Plaza.
Please give them a warm Irvington welcome!
The votes are complete for 2013, and Irvington businesses have made a terrific showing in the Indy A-List competition, with several first place showings and many Top 5 finishers. Congratulations to everyone!
First place winners from Irvington and nearby include:
Diner: Harold’s Steer-In
Brewpub: Black Acre
Neighborhood Bar: Manley’s Irish Mutt
Arts and Crafts Shopping: Homespun
Bike Shop: Indy Cycle Specialists
Furniture Resale: Audrey’s
Burrito: Roscoe’s Tacos (recently departed from Irvington, but still in Greenwood)
HVAC: A Perfect Climate (not an Irv business but related by family to Irvington)
Additionally, the following businesses place in the top five in their category:
Facial: Snips (5th)
Breakfast: Steer In (2nd)
Hot Dogs: Garcia’s (5th)
Burrito: El Sol De Tala(4th)
Mexican Food: El Sol De Tala (3rd)
Chinese Food: Oriental Inn (3rd)
Traditional American Food: Harold’s Steer Inn (2nd); Legend (4th)
Ice Cream: Wyliepalooza’s (4th)
Gift Shop: Black Sheep (3rd)
Bookstore: Bookmama’s (3rd)
Arts and Crafts: Custom Creations in Glass (4th)
Farmer’s Market: Irvington Farmer’s Market (5th)
Eyewear: Ossip (4th)
Yoga Studio: Irvington Wellness (5th)
Theater Group: Eclectic Pond (4th)
Landscape Design: Coy Landscaping (4th)
For a complete list of finishers, please refer to this page.
We can’t tell you much more than this, but Irvington’s newest business opens its doors on Saturday, August 24th, at 10 am. This is in the space formerly housing Homespun’s Workshop and Gallery, at 206 S. Audubon.
Let’s give them a warm Irvington welcome!