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The Gateway Village Blog

All the latest happenings at The Gateway Village in Murfreesboro, TN!

Shop. Music. Food. Christmas at The Gateway Village!

Shop. Music. Food.  Christmas at The Gateway Village!

The Gateway Village staff has been hard at work organizing The Christmas Market, a unique holiday shopping event hosting small "pop-up" shops and food trucks. It will be held December 6th from 12pm to 8pm, and 7th from 10am to 8pm. The large retail space in the north building, 836 N. Thompson Lane, will be home to many small businesses where you can purchase items. These shops include Dusty Brown Jewelry, Charmingly Southern, Perfectly Painted Furniture, Imaginary Girl, Stella and Dot,  VIP Magazine, and many more! Also take a look at a beautiful collection of original oil and acrylic artwork available for purchase. Button Bug Photography will be ready to snap that perfect picture for your Christmas cards!   We want you to be able to complete your holiday shopping for the special people in your life while you're here. 

Take a stroll along the storefronts of our south building, as many local non-profit organizations will decorate charming window displays as well!   These will be displayed until Christmas Day! 

Once you have completed your shopping, stop by The Gateway Village office for their open house! Take a tour of our condos and lofts and then grab a bite to eat at one of the food trucks. We will have our regulars like Puckett's Trolley, Miller's Grocery, YaYo's OMGand Delta Bound; but also try a few new ones, like Julia's Bakery, and Slow Hand Coffee. Be sure to look up their menus online and their arrival times on Facebook before hand to get a “taste” of what's to come!

Also, don't forget that we will have live music during evening hours of the weekend from Larry & Gay Pinkerton and the Eclectics, Seth Griffin, and Cali Stoltz.

 

We invite everyone to bring family and friends to do some shopping, have a nice lunch or dinner or a cup of coffee, and enjoy the festivities! 

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The Freedom of Downsizing

The market is changing. Lifestyles are changing.  More and more we tour couples and singles that are ready to downsize.  Most often because their children are grown and they over the maintenance that comes with a land and house.  Some are giving up 3000 to 5000 square foot homes for a 960-1495 square foot condo. Empty nesters are ready to travel, reconnect with their spouse, and visit friends and family more often.

There are some that walk in and immediately smile and sigh.  They start 'living' the minute they see one of the condos.  They paint the picture by discussing which piece of furniture fits and what they will bring and what they will be ready to sell or give to the kids.  You can feel the excitement in their voice.  We've even seen some tear up.  They are ready for a new chapter.  

Then there are those that are not sure about downsizing.  They are ones that are afraid to let go of anything because they might 'need' it.  It doesn't matter that they have not set foot in the 2 extra bedrooms for over a year. They always think someone might come visit and they will need to have the space.  They dream about making a change..... someday.   Those folks are not ready yet.

As for the rest..... 

We are grilling out, making new friends, walking the Greenway, having an afternoon glass of wine on the veranda, meeting the owners of the small businesses, watching football and movies in the entertainment room, playing golf and tennis at nearby Old Fort Recreation, and shopping.   

Downsizing to a condo in a mix-use development in the middle of Murfreesboro means you are a part of a small community where you can walking to the coffee shop, meet new friends and get to know the businesses owners.  Knowing you can leave and travel for as long as you want and not worry about the maintenance of a large home...is a relief.   

When friends and family visit, they may rent our guest suite if it is available or stay at one of several great hotels located nearby. Visitors enjoy having their own space. Less for you to clean and more time to enjoy your guests.

If you are thinking about downsizing, take a look at a condo lifestyle for your next chapter.

 

 

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Won't You Be My Neighbor?

If you were a child of the 60’s and 70’s you may have seen Mister Rogers Neighborhood on television.  Mister Rogers would enter his home with a warm and friendly jingle that would welcome you and ask you to be his neighbor. As he made his way through the house he would put on his sneakers and sweater.  He began his day relaxed which set the tone.  Most of us begin our day with 2 cups of espresso and a smartphone.  The TV Guide once quoted, "Mister Rogers' Neighborhood makes us, young and old alike, feel safe, cared for and valued.... wherever Mister Rogers is, so is sanctuary" 

During the show Mister Rogers would take a walk up the street(without texting) and visit with other businesses and introduce himself to the new neighbors.  He never used a car since everything was located just a few steps away from home.  He would greet those along the way with a smile and was relaxed when visiting.  He would introduce those he met to others and tell about what they do and how they are valued in the community.   Mister Rogers knew how to build relationships with businesses and individuals. 

The Gateway Village is continuously growing and becoming a true neighborhood.  If you are up early enough you will catch some of the tenants walking their dog or working out in our gym.  Some will be arriving home from an overnight shift at one of the nearby hospitals.  All will greet you with warm smiles, and a friendly welcome.  They all love to tell about how much they enjoy their new home and lifestyle.   One even mentioned they felt as if they were always on vacation! 

As a mix-use development, The Gateway Village also includes retail shops and offices.  Businesses located at The Gateway Village are provided many opportunities to get to know each other and meet the tenants.  Having these opportunities paves the way for more growth at The Gateway Village and in Murfreesboro.  Building those long lasting relationships on a professional and individual level is what The Gateway Village is about.    

If you are looking for a new lifestyle, a new location for your office, retail shop or restaurant in 2013, you will want to take a look at The Gateway Village.  With the warmth of great neighbors and the perfect location in Murfreesboro for your business, I have to ask....

Won’t you be my neighbor? 

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