5 Reasons to not miss the Kentucky Derby in Sanford
May02

5 Reasons to not miss the Kentucky Derby in Sanford

Ah, the Kentucky Derby. It’s one of those traditional events that seems a little silly until you’re in the thick of it, dressed to the nines in Southern summer attire, feeling a mint garnish tickle your nose with each sip of your julep, and smiling for a picture in your fabulous hat. Lucky for all of us, Juleps and Jockeys will take place next weekend at Celery City, and you can enjoy all the trappings of a classic Kentucky Derby...

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The Culture of Craft
Apr20

The Culture of Craft

If you’ve been to Downtown Sanford any time in the last year (and we hope you have!) you may have wondered how we ended up with two open breweries (Wop’s Hops and Sanford Brewing Company), three slated to open, and a half dozen quality craft beer venues, each with a unique concept or twist, just blocks from each other. You may also have wondered how the prominence of craft beer in the Sanford hospitality scene meshes with...

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The District in Sanford – Deliciously Tasteful
Apr05

The District in Sanford – Deliciously Tasteful

One of the wonderful things about living and working Downtown is the anticipation that builds as a new business lays its roots in our little town. Most recently, the District, a new gastropub on 2nd street, set the town abuzz as owners Brad Plummer and Anne McNamara began renovating their corner storefront, mysteriously swathing the windows in butcher paper for several months. Since I ride my bike past the space (located in the Avalon...

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The Smiling Bison: Now Open for Lunch and Brunch
Dec28

The Smiling Bison: Now Open for Lunch and Brunch

I am not going to mince words, here. We LOVE The Smiling Bison (107 S Magnolia Avenue) here at Sanford365. In fact, it’s safe to say that nearly all our Downtown locals enjoy treating themselves to a few craft cocktails and seasonal plates, the likes of which this town had never dreamt of prior to the restaurant’s opening last year. Sanford’s food scene continues to be bolstered by new chef-driven concepts, most...

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Get to Know Gallery on First
Mar15

Get to Know Gallery on First

Most visitors to Downtown Sanford find themselves admiring the incredible, innovative art work of the artists at Gallery on First…but not all of them know it! Gallery on First (or GoFi, as we all call it downtown) brings together the minds of 11 amazing artists, each of whom shares their unique perspective through their working studios, which are located in the same space as Jeanine Taylor Folk Art Gallery. That’s right, each...

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