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3rd Thursday in Martin City – March 2014

It’s time to celebrate SPRING!  Why not kick it off by joining us in Martin City for 3rd Thursday!

Thursday, March 20th, 5-9pm

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“3RD THURSDAY IN MARTIN CITY” – GENERAL INFORMATION

Support local Martin City businesses during 5-9pm on the third Thursday of each month.  Many of them will have 3rd Thursday specials, events and other offers during this time so make sure to visit them all!

Buy Local Martin City

MORE UPCOMING 3RD THURSDAY DATES:

April 17

May 15

June 19

July 17

August 21

September 18

October 16

November 20

WHERE IS MARTIN CITY??

Click HERE for a map

EAT, DRINK, SHOP between 5-9pm!
Thursday, March 20th

For more information about the “3rd Thursday” event and other events in Martin City, please visit the Martin City CID Facebook page

GET INVOLVED!

The Martin City Business & Community Association is striving for a Better Martin City!  Let’s Work Together to buy local and support the many Mom and Pop shops we have in our community! For more information, please contact the Martin City Business Community Association (MCBCA)

The Martin City St. Patrick’s Parade is fast approaching!

The Martin City Business & Community Association (MCBCA) is gearing up for the 27th Annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade – only two weeks away! Sunday March 16, 2014.  Because we have construction going on along 135th Street in Martin City, our theme is “Hard Hats & Green Barrels.”  Parade entries are encouraged to decorate with all things that relate to construction – and growth, in Martin City!

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We are fortunate once again to have the lovely Kathy Quinn, Emmy-winning Fox4 News Reporter, as our official Grand Marshal!

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STILL TIME TO ENTER THE PARADE! 

The Martin City annual St. Patrick’s parade, also called Kansas City’s “biggest little fun parade,” consistently draws over 20,000 attendees who come to enjoy the IRISHPALOOZA festivities. They arrive early, line the streets with their folding chairs and await the entertainment.

Prizes are awarded for the following categories:

  • Overall best parade entry = $600;
  • Overall second place entry = $300;
  • Overall third place entry = $100
  • Best Smart Car entry – wins a Martin City Gift Card.
  • RC’s Best of Show – wins framed certificate with Jess & Jim’s Gift Card
  • Don Harmon Most Humorous Entry – wins a framed certificate and Jess & Jim’s Gift Card
  • The Prince & Princess Contest – gift baskets for winners
  • Best Dressed Pet Contest – prizes awarded by Martin City Animal Hospital

APPLICATION AND RULES FOR ENTERING THE 2014 PARADE:

  • Entry fees are $40 per unit
  • Please mail your completed application to be in the parade to 311 E. 135th Street, Kansas City, MO 64145 or drop off at Jess & Jim’s Steakhouse at 517 E. 135th Street, Kansas City, MO by March 8. 2014.
  • Click here for other entry forms– (Best Dressed Pet, Prince & Princess, etc.)
  • Parade begins at 2pm – line-up begins as early as 12pm.
  • Entries can be walkers, vehicles and floats

We typically have over 35 entries – a great mix of floats, family entries, drill teams, auto clubs, motorcycle groups, dignitary cars, walking groups and many animal groups.  The parade ends at around 3:30 p.m.

PARADE ROUTE:

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More information on the parade and events is available on the Irishpalooza parade website.

For further information or specific questions,
please contact Missy Wilson at 816-308-1023

Our Own Jess & Jim’s Makes The List Of 30 Things To Know About KC!

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How about this?! Our own Jess & Jim’s Steakhouse is #3 on the list of thing you need to know about #KC!

Straight from the article:

“Kansas City is full of surprises. While the name conjures images of cows and cornfields, KC was once known for its sinful ways, and has been home to a number of colorful characters past and present.”

3. KC Strip Steaks Put New York’s To Shame

Seriously, how could there possibly be any doubt? Kansas City is the third-largest beef capital in the United States, and the Big Apple…isn’t. Chow down on LOCAL beef at Jess and Jim’s, named America’s best steakhouse by none other than Playboy Magazine.

Click here to read the rest of the article

3rd Thursday in Martin City is Back!

Get bundled up and come out to Martin City for the first 3rd Thursday event of 2014!

Thursday, February 20th, 5-9pm

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“3RD THURSDAY IN MARTIN CITY” – GENERAL INFORMATION

Support local Martin City businesses during 5-9pm on the third Thursday of each month.  Many of them will have 3rd Thursday specials, events and other offers during this time so make sure to visit them all!

Buy Local Martin City

UPCOMING 3RD THURSDAY DATES:

March 20

April 17

May 15

June 19

July 17

August 21

September 18

October 16

November 20

WHERE IS MARTIN CITY??

Click HERE for a map

EAT, DRINK, SHOP between 5-9pm!
Thursday, February 20th

For more information about the “3rd Thursday” event and other events in Martin City, please visit the Martin City CID Facebook page

GET INVOLVED!

The Martin City Business & Community Association is striving for a Better Martin City!  Let’s Work Together to buy local and support the many Mom and Pop shops we have in our community! For more information, please contact the Martin City Business Community Association (MCBCA)

Enter the 5K Whiskey Run!

Martin City Whiskey Run

You are invited to participate in the 2nd annual
5K Whiskey Run in Martin City!

The Whiskey Run 5K race is part of the 27th annual Irishpalooza St. Patrick’s celebration in Martin City, presented by the Martin City Business and Community Association.

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RACE DETAILS

DATE: March 16, 2014

START TIME: 8:00 am

LOCATION:

135th & Oak St, Kansas City, MO

REGISTRATION FEES:

$25 thru 1/31
$30 thru 2/1 – 3/14
$35  if paid on Race Day

*Packet pick up is on Saturday, March 15th from 1-5 pm at
KC Running Company, 411 E. 135th St., Kansas City, MO

AWARDS

Top overall male, female, male masters and female masters awards will be given out together with age group awards to the top three males and top three females in the following age groups.

19 and under

20-29

30-39

40-49

50-59

60-69

70-79

80+

The top overall male and female winners will be featured in the parade!

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

CLICK HERE for more details about the parade

Martin City Pizza and Tap Room Brings Small Town Brewing to South KC

When we think of signature Kansas City dining and nightlife, we tend to think of downtown. But places like the Martin City Brewing Company in South Kansas City are looking to change that, without losing their small town feel.

As featured in The Pitch, the Martin City Brewing Company has already been making a splash in the KC dining scene. With a delicious seasonal menu prepared by ambitious and passionate chefs, the Brewing Company features one of a kind signature macaroni and cheese dishes, garlic-infused fried egg sandwiches, and risotto balls, just a few of the offerings.

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The Pitch article cites an hour-long wait for a table—pretty impressive for a small pub on the outskirts of the metro—but also a Cheers-like hometown atmosphere, which has definitely contributed to the success of the family-owned restaurant.

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Co-owner Matt Moore’s grandfather once owned and operated a pub in the same 100-year-old building that the Martin City Brewing Company now occupies. Moore’s grandfather not only operated the Martin City Pub, but also created the aforementioned Jess & Jim’s and R.C.’s Restaurant and Lounge just down the street. When Moore bought back the building (after being the Martin City Pub, it housed a handful of other businesses, most recently a Chinese restaurant), he had the intention of converting it back into a small town bar and café and that’s exactly what he’s done.

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The Martin City Brewing Company is already doing more business than our current location can really handle,” says Moore. “And we don’t even actually have a brewery.” That’s about to change with the opening of the Martin City Pizza and Tap Room right next door.

Housed in a formerly vacant building, the Martin City Pizza and Tap Room will not only allow the Martin City Brewing Company to live up to its name but it will also expand their accommodations to add pizza and home grown beer.

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Moore has invested $320,000 in new equipment and $680,000 in rehab/new construction costs to bring the microbrewery to life.  The new restaurant is expected to bring in around 20 new jobs right away but if the success of the Martin City Brewing Company is any indication of what’s to come, this little business is likely to grow quickly, especially with the upsurge in popularity of local specialty breweries and microbreweries.

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Where might you find the next up-and-coming Kansas City dining hotspot?  Why in Martin City Missouri of course!

About Martin City

Annexed by Kansas City in 1963, Martin City sits on the southeast corner of the metro area, with the Saeger Woods Conservation Area and Jerry Smith Park separating it from Grandview. In 2005, the Martin City Community Improvement District was launched as an economic development tool to help improve Martin City through master planning in infrastructure, transportation, appearance, safety and security policies, marketing campaigns, and special events. The 300-acre political subdivision includes over 75 primarily family-owned local businesses like the Martin City Brewing Company.

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