Downtown Gardiner is seeing the benefits of their downtown holiday program.  This past holiday season, Gardiner and building landlords allowed pop up businesses to set up shop rent-free. Three businesses took advantage and one is now staying.

'Pooch's 2nd Hand' will be sticking around in Downtown Gardiner, but what is even better, the buzz around this idea put the spotlight on Downtown Gardiner.  That buzz helped to attract another retail store, a wine bar, and a steakhouse that is in the works.