**IMPORTANT – Read all details carefully, thank you!
On Saturday June 2ND, an event will be held that is designed to highlight the fact that Colorado Avenue in downtown Stuart is a beautiful, very pedestrian-friendly street. Businesses along Colorado Avenue from the 300 block to the 800 block are holding OPEN HOUSE and welcoming Crawlers to discover their businesses. Each participating crawl stop will offer free refreshments, goodies, giveaways, and special offers to the crawl participants. This event is the brainchild of Priscilla Speicher, owner of NOTES Music Room & Wine Bar at 872 Colorado Ave.
“When people say ‘downtown Stuart’ they are referring to the blocks and businesses on the other side of the Circle – starting at Duffy’s and fanning out from there. Thousands upon thousands of people go into downtown Stuart either one time or frequently, and it never occurs to them to walk up and down Colorado Avenue. Yet Colorado is lined with great businesses, offering both goods and services. I’m working to promote the idea of strolling THE AVE, and discovering these businesses,” she explains.
With NOTES Music Room as the anchor business up near Federal Highway, and Snooty Hooty’s at the other end – the walk between these two businesses only takes 10 to 13 minutes, depending on your walking speed. The walk is a very pleasant one, as Colorado Avenue is lined with lighting, landscaping, benches, and scenic spots.
Priscilla elaborates, “The city did a great job of beautifying and developing Colorado Avenue from the Circle up to Federal Highway. The sidewalks are wide, the bridge and statues and fountain are very pretty, and yet these are underappreciated. People drive right by them, focused on Downtown, and don’t notice what’s lining both sides of Colorado Avenue. We have fabulous thrift shops, eateries, retailers, legal and financial service businesses, bath and plumbing, interior décor shops, a florist, acupuncture, chiropractic, massage, banks, ceramics, a farm and fresh produce, delicious food and drink – there are great places to visit and all of them are walking distance from each other.”
“I look forward to the day when I see tourists and locals strolling THE AVE, and it becomes a vibrant, artsy, cool addition to the downtown experience,” she adds.
The Colorado Crawl takes place on June 2nd and Crawlers must come to NOTES Music Room to get their wristband and the list of CRAWL STOPS. Must be 21 to participate. Start at NOTES, pay $12*, which includes a domestic beer, select wines, coffee or soda and souvenier to keep. Then follow the list of businesses along the Crawl, pop into all of them and enjoy the reception! Those completing all stops will be entered in a drawing for several Door Prizes given away at NOTES after the Crawl (drawing 8 PM).
*$12 CASH ONLY if paying at event. $10 in advance on Eventbrite and show printout or phone as proof.
Please arrive at NOTES between 4 and 5 PM to begin the Crawl. Crawl Stops will END at 7:30 PM sharp.
This event is online, just search “Colorado Crawl” on Google or Facebook. RSVP appreciated, not required. ***PARKING available at NOTES and on Kindred St. just a half block down Colorado from NOTES. You can also park at the Kiwanis Lot further down Colorado and take the FREE TRAM to Fruits and Roots, then walk a few steps to NOTES.