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Granary District 5 Annual Block Party

Join your neighbors in the Granary District this weekend for our Fifth Annual Granary District Block Party at Granary Row! This Friday, we're celebrating five years of crowd-sourced community development — and the neighborhood which inspired it — with food trucks, a bounce house for the kids, live music, and Granary Row's famous biergarten.

Bring your dancing…


Added by James Alfandre on August 21, 2015 at 1:23pm — No Comments

A new brewery and warehouse conversion coming to the 'hood!

Atmosphere Studios has bought the warehouse on the north side of the street of 700 S between 300 and 400 West. Above is a rendering for what the conversion is going to look like and it's exciting. that warehouse has been vacant for the better part of seven years. Welcome to the neighborhood, Atmosphere!

And the neighbor to Atmosphere is going to be a…


Added by James Alfandre on January 15, 2015 at 3:40pm — No Comments

Granary District 4th Annual Block Party!

Added by James Alfandre on August 20, 2014 at 1:14am — No Comments

Granary Row … Season Cancelled

We’ve been working with our vendors and a partners for the last week, to get Granary Row up and running. But to make it work, we had to change so much of what made Granary Row … well, Granary Row, that (in the end) it wasn’t special any more. 

This weekend, our vendors and partners voted to cancel the season and…

Added by Christian Harrison on June 2, 2014 at 6:38pm — 2 Comments

RECAP: 1/28/14 Granary District Coffee Klatch

The first klatch of the new year was again focused mostly on Granary Row Season 2.

Main discussion points were:

  • Should the biergarten security fence be around the entire Row so people can walk everywhere with their beer, or should it just be around the biergarten? This was discussed at length with the majority agreeing that fencing the entire Row could…

Added by James Alfandre on February 11, 2014 at 1:33am — No Comments

RECAP: 12/3/13 Granary District Coffee Klatch


Our last klatch was held on a snowy, stormy evening Tuesday the 2nd at Sustainble Startups in Art Space Commons. It was great to get together over coffee, and drinks to recap the first season (!) of Granary Row and ideas for the next season.

Those in attendance

Matt Swindle, Imbue…


Added by James Alfandre on December 10, 2013 at 1:00am — 5 Comments

New neighborhood mural

We have a new mural in the 'hood thanks to Trent Call and the amazing artists at Captain Captain Studios.

Can you guess what the message of the mural is?

Added by James Alfandre on November 18, 2013 at 1:19pm — 4 Comments

Turn On The Lights

Neighborhoods all over Athens, Greece have turned into dead urban spaces. A non-profit organization known as Beforelight, successfully made an impact by transforming Pittaki Street in the Pittaki neighborhood. 

Beforelight gathered old lamps from the area and held an open workshop for locals to repair and…


Added by Lexi Paparo on October 9, 2013 at 11:21am — No Comments

Street Installations

Claude Cormier + Associates, a Landscape Architecture + Urban Design firm, designed this street installation in Montreal Canada. The idea was to transform a street primarily used for cars into a pedestrian only passage. 

Temporary Overlay Markers (the same markers used to define temporary lanes on highways) are arranged in a regular grid to mimic a carpet of…


Added by Lexi Paparo on October 1, 2013 at 2:24pm — No Comments

John Jacob Astor Competition

Granary Row has recently been submitted into the John Jacob Astor Competition for creative retail space! 

Please support all efforts that have been taken to make Granary Row happen by voting each day at:…


Added by Lexi Paparo on September 27, 2013 at 10:50am — No Comments

PARK(ing) Day

PARK(ing) day is an annual and global event that was first initiated in 2005 by the art and design studio Rebar from San Francisco. The idea is to convert single metered parking spaces into temporary public open spaces. By paying the meter for a two hour parking space, artists and designers…


Added by Lexi Paparo on September 18, 2013 at 1:28pm — No Comments

Police Investigating Man Shot in Granary District

Though we are accustomed — and prefer! — to reporting good news, that's not always an option. So with heavy hearts, we report that a man was shot and killed, this morning, in the District.

Few details are available.

We hope the perpetrator is caught quickly.…


Added by Christian Harrison on August 31, 2013 at 4:09pm — 1 Comment

Follow The Food

Abandoned buildings, like the above Eastern Pumping Station in Baltimore, are perfect opportunities for innovation. This abandoned building is about to be re-purposed and transformed into the…


Added by Lexi Paparo on August 15, 2013 at 9:00pm — No Comments

Add a Brewery, Transform a District

Breweries not only bring people together, but they significantly change the vibe of a neighborhood or district. The Uinta Beer Garden is one of the main attractions of Granary Row. What if we could take the Beer Garden to the next level?

Imagine if one of the vacant buildings in the Granary District became the new host to a local…


Added by Lexi Paparo on August 9, 2013 at 5:39pm — No Comments

3rd Annual Granary District Block Party!

It's that time of year again! Our neighborhood's THIRD Block Party! This time we'll be getting together and celebrating at Granary Row  - our neighborhood's pop-up festival street that was planned at…


Added by James Alfandre on July 12, 2013 at 4:30pm — No Comments

Granary Row Opening Night!

We'll, we did it! One of the many ideas that came out of the Granary District Crowd-sourced Charrette last year is up and running. Just shows what a neighborhood can accomplish when it comes together!

You can find more photos…


Added by James Alfandre on June 17, 2013 at 11:30am — No Comments

Kilby Block: Thank You!

This morning, at 8 am, a bunch of property owners, business owners, and interested neighbors got together to talk about how we might connect the heart of the Kilby Block (home of Kilby CourtRubySnapBestway Janitorial…


Added by Christian Harrison on June 3, 2013 at 11:09pm — No Comments

Granary Row Construction Has Begun!!

Gearing up for the Grand Opening on June 15th! The Granary Row stage is rising. More updated to come!

What do you think so far?

Added by James Alfandre on May 31, 2013 at 12:21am — No Comments

Save the date!

A continuation from the Granary District charrette, this mini, one-day charrette looks at the Kilby block as a pilot project for accessing the middle of the blocks through pedestrian, bicycle and auto easements to bring activity and vitality to…


Added by James Alfandre on May 14, 2013 at 11:36am — No Comments

Coffee (Beer) Klatch Recap

We went on a field trip for this klatch. Uinta is running Granary Row's biergarten so we figured we'd get well acquainted with what we're dealing with :)

Those who were able to attend were:





Devin Despain

Shawn Peterson


Chase Petrey

Jess Petrey

We caught up on where are…


Added by James Alfandre on May 1, 2013 at 9:09pm — 4 Comments

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