September Brings Two Great Events on One Big Night!

September Brings Two Great Events on One Big Night!

Garner Night Market

Friday, September 24 – 5:00 to 9:00 pm

On Main Street from Montague St. to Griffin St.

Showcasing Garner’s creativity outside in Downtown Garner. Bring the pups and the kiddos for this family-friendly event. Sip on wine or local beer while you shop over 50 vendors and grab a bite to eat from our monthly rotation of food trucks.


September Vendors:

Peggy Roses Jellies, LLC
Impulsive Creativity
Made for You by Lindsey Lou
Bold Standard
Milestone Bag Co.
Black Dog Crafts
Christina Britt Studio
ParMar Media
Oxford Green Candle Co.
Copperline Plant Co., LLC
American Gutter Protection

Oberweis Dairy
Wax On!
Port and Starbird Creations
R & R Spa
The Candi Queen, LLC
Paige Patisserie
Valerosa Boutique
Carolina Belle Boutique
Moonlytes Vintage Gifts
Fragments and Fig

Doodles and Clyde
The Flat Drum
Crowd Cow
Bouquet Garni Foods LLC
Style House
Ghostlight Grapics
Arts and crafts by Barbara
Faith and Arrow Boutique
Mae and Rae Boutique
Fragile Flower Barbell Club

Live Music:

5-7pm: TBD
7-9pm: John Sierra Jr

Food Trucks:

Oink N Moo
The Flat Drum
Tacos Neza
Funnel Cakes by Tonio
Rolling Ovens
Get Crackin (at Aristotle Spirits)

Paper & Stars Children’s Market
Mystic Hollow Emporium – KIds’ Workshops & Activities- Gemstone Dig, Fairy Terrarium Building, Potion Mixing, Live Painting With Storytime ($10 – $30)
Sword Circle Demos
Chillz Intergalactic Italian Ice
Covid Precautions:

This event is all outdoors and masks are suggested for anyone who is not vaccinated.

Garner Recreation Center Kick-Off Celebration

215 W. Main St. – Parking Available on Site

Wondering about the new Rec Center? Want a chance to check it out and pick up a resident pass? The Garner Rec Center will by open in conjunction with the Garner Night Market to help celebrate its recent opening with activity stations, giveaways and more!

Learn more about the Garner Recreation Center here:

Event Parking

Parking for the Garner Night Market and the Garner Rec Center Kick Off Celebration is available around Downtown Garner.  Use the map to find available parking at the Rec Center, along Main Street, at the Garner Lions Club, and in other overflow parking lots.

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LMG Previews Development Concepts for Downtown Site

LMG Previews Development Concepts for Downtown Site

Lansing Melbourne Group (LMG), the private developer selected by Town of Garner to develop the site next to the Garner Rec Center, presented their initial design concepts to the community and town council in August.  Over 40 Garner residents attended the August 12th community meeting where LMG presented their intitial concepts for discussion and feedback; much of that feedback was incorporated into their presentation to town council.

Preliminary design concepts show a three story mixed use development facing Main Street, with 5,450 square feet of commercial space on the ground level, 60 upper story residential apartments, and 120-140 parking spaces.  The development will add a tabletop parking deck, accessible from Main Street, and expand the existing parking lot underneath the deck to accomodate shared use between the storefronts, residents, and users of the Rec Center.

The ground level commercial space will be divided into two units.  Several community members advocated for LMG and the town to recruit a locally owned restaurant and/or retail to fill the space.  LMG will use that feedback to outfit the unit(s) for restaurant uses, while working with the town and community to identify potential food vendors for the space.

The 60 residential apartments will be a mixture of studios, 1 and 2 bedroom units, priced to be affordable for Garner’s workforce.  LMG specializes in slightly smaller units at affordable price points that utilize nearby amenities, like the Garner Rec Center.  These units will be highly desirable to young people entering the workforce, couples, and retirees who all want to live in a denser, walkable community.

Public art will be a significant component of the development.  LMG shows several large scale placeholders for temporary mural installations, as well as permanent installations that could use punched metal work to screen the lower parking while still allowing ventilation.  LMG will continue refining the content of their public art strategy with input from the community over the next year.

LMG hopes to break ground on this project by mid 2022.  The time to total buildout is estimated to be 16-18 months.

 LMG Development Concepts Presentation