The Grandview Hop is mid-way through the third year, and has come a long way from the initial controversy that marked its beginning. It happens the last Saturday of every month from April through November. Its 5 to 9pm, and happens along Grandview Avenue between 1st and 5th Avenues.
The event started as "The Grandview Art Hop", but we dropped the "Art" from the name to help clarify the intent of the event. We still feature plenty of artists inside the merchants and outside on the sidewalk, but we changed the name to make it more of an inclusive event. Its a celebration of everything that Grandview has to offer, and it meant to showcase the unique mix of restaurants, bars, galleries and boutique retailers we offer.
The initial organizers of the Hop took quite a beating on CU in the beginning, and rightfully so. We have a new board made up of 9 business owners on Grandview Avenue, and a renewed commitment to partner with as many groups (Couchfire, Sunny 95 & Mix 107.8, Grandview Arts Council, etc) as we can to make this event a success. We would love to re-invite everyone to come and check out the new and improved version. We also want some feedback on what you think of the event, what still needs some work, and who we should be partnering with to make it even better.
We always feature 6 or 7 bands in various places around the Avenue, coupled with 30+ outdoor vendors, a tent party with food and beer on the front lawn of St. Christopher Church, a parking lot party at Arlington Bank, and lots of promotions and programming in the participating businesses. Please come down and check it out (either tomorrow night or Saturday August 29th. For more information, please check out the web site at http://www.thegrandviewhop.com.
Thanks in advance for your help in making The Grandview Hop a success!
President, Grandview Hop Board
Co-owner, The Candle Lab