Greenfield Main Street recognizes a different Member of the Month each month. The honor is bestowed in the form of a traveling trophy, which can be seen at various businesses throughout town. For information on becoming a Greenfield Main Street member, call (317) 649-0890.
Pictured: Chef Aaron Sparks and General Manager Sam McClarnon.
Griggsby’s Station was named Greenfield Main Street’s Member of the Month for August.
The gastropub opened in July 2016 at 101 W. Main St., in the former Red Ribbon Antiques store space in downtown Greenfield.
Just like the antiques store, Griggsby’s is named for a Riley Poem. The prose to “Griggsby’s Station” can be found in large letters on the back wall of the restaurant.
“Joe McClarnon, grandson of the late Mayor McClarnon and our son’s friend, gave us the idea to name it after this Riley poem,” said Amy Baggott, who owns the restaurant with her husband, Chris. “It talks about returning to the ‘good old days,’ and it fit perfectly with our idea for the restaurant.”
Baggott said the adults-only restaurant is best known for great food and spirits served in an atmosphere reminiscent of days gone by. The shotgun style establishment features cozy tables, metal barstools and a rich wood bar with bottles of top shelf liquors lined up neatly along the exposed brick wall.
Griggsby’s website says the restaurant is “inspired by sustainability and seasonality using ingredients from local farms..local meats and produce that are raised by our neighbors and friends fill the menu...It's all about what is sustainable, fresh, and in season.”
Chef Aaron Sparks said the burgers and steaks sourced through Tyner Pond Farm, which the Baggotts also own, are the biggest sellers. Guest are also a fan of the rotating craft beer selection and specialty drinks like the Wallflower and Tito's Berry Spritzer.
Griggsby’s Station is open 4-11 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 4 p.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday.
For more info, visit griggsbysstation.com.
TWO WEST MAIN
Jim and Maria Dawson and their business, Two West Main, were named Greenfield Main Street’s members of the month for June.
Two West Main encompasses a number of different businesses under the roof of the Creative Arts & Event Center, the iconic three-story structure at 2 W. Main St., on the northwest corner of State and Main.
Maria runs Bradley Hall Events on the center’s third floor. Jim runs the OnSiteCaterer businesses, which caters events at Bradley Hall and other venues throughout central Indiana.
Later this month, on the arts center’s first floor, the couple will open The Greenfield Grind -- a cafe serving espresso and coffees, smoothies, handcrafted fountain sodas, sandwiches, wraps, salads and soups.
The Dawsons know what a timeless treasure they have in the arts center, known for its limestone facade and striking stained glass windows. They bought it from previous longtime owners Bob and Bev Hunt in January, after leasing the Bradley Hall space from them since 2016. “We didn't want any outsiders swooping in and jeopardizing our future there. We love the history of the building and want to make sure it's well maintained,” said Maria.
“Assuming ownership of the events venue was a natural progression to grow our business and become a leading provider of special events and catering services in the area.”
The couple have a passion for catering and facilitating special events. Jim has been catering part time since the mid-90, and went full-time by founding OnSiteCaterer in 2010. Maria launched Bradley Hall events in 2016.
At Bradley Hall, they manage wedding ceremonies and receptions, corporate and nonprofit events, social gatherings, class reunions, awards banquets and monthly wine tastings. They hosted more than 40 weddings in 2017, and are set to host more than 50 in 2018.
LEMON LANE BOUTIQUE
Lemon Lane Boutique was named Greenfield Main Street’s member of the month for July.
The boutique was founded by Anne Lawson and Christa Weaver, two friends with a shared love of fashion. The two women opened their flagship store in downtown Shelbyville in May 2016 and opened their Greenfield boutique last November, at 113 W. Main St.
Both boutiques carry the latest fashions for women and children, as well as home decor and gifts. “We strive to provide trendy, unique, quality products,” said Anne.
She and Christa, both from Shelbyville, were drawn to opening a shop in Greenfield for a number of reasons. “We absolutely fell in love with the building. We like the variety of stores in the downtown area, and it is apparent that the city knows the importance of maintaining the downtown business community,” said Anne. “Throughout the building and developing process, the government officials and city planners were very accommodating and welcoming.”
Main Street chose to honor the Lemon Lane owners for their decision to enhance the downtown Greenfield retail area. “Inside and out, the boutique is beautiful to look at and a pleasure to visit,” said Main Street’s executive director, Shelley Swift. “They have the type of high quality, unique merchandise that makes shopping in downtown Greenfield so much fun.”
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Past Members of the Month:
March - Sprinkle CPA Feb - Downtown Cuts March - Sprinkle CPA April - Eddie Lawrence May - Tour of Italy June - Two West Main July - Lemon Lane Boutique August - Griggsby's Station
December - Salon De'Elegance November - J.W. Riley's Emporium & Antiques October - Rhythms by Stacey September - Inskeep Ford August - Strike Force Lanes July - Price Eyecare June- PopINdy May- Family Bike Chain April-R2 Fit March- The Sweet Shop February- Lincoln Square Pancake House
December - Penny's Florist November - Riley Antique Emporium October - Hancock Regional Hospital September - Greenfield Music Center August - Ella June's July - Wooden Bear Brewery June - SoupHerb May - The Daily Reporter April - HC Community Foundation March - Lincoln Square February - Joyner Homes January - Cross Creative Marketing
December - Creative Arts & Event Center November - Forty Financial October - September - SONICU August - Red Banana July - Rhythms by Stacey June - Baker-Reimer Insurance May - Family Bike Chain April - Sprinkle CPA March - Wolf Law Firm February - Carol’s Cornerstone Cafe January - Wooden Bear Brewing
December - Wooden Bear Brewing Co. November - Greenfield Chocolates October - HEY Cafe September - Highsmith Guns August - Penney’s Florist July - Greenfield Banking Co. June - McCleerey’s Sporting Goods May - The Harbour April - Red Ribbon Antiques March - Soup Herb February - BBQ N’Fools January - Nutty Mutt
For more information about Downtown Greenfield or to support Greenfield Main Street in our efforts, please call us at (317) 649-0890.