Survey Says!

This Winter we are trying something new. Gardiner Main Street will host Gardiner Feud, a family friendly game show on March 3rd at Johnson Hall. Before we get to the event we need your help in answering the surveys. Answer any or all of the surveys to help us collect data on some of the people, places, and finer points of Gardiner that you enjoy most. Each survey is 25 questions they won’t take you long to complete, remember it should be the first thing that comes to mind! Please complete the survey Friday, February 3rd, and be on the look out for more information about this entertaining new event! Click here to visit the page and access the surveys: Gardiner Feud.

Facade Improvement Program

The City of Gardiner’s Facade Grant Steering Committee is holding a mandatory orientation meeting for all prospective applicants to the Facade Improvement Program at City Hall, 6 Church St., at 6pm on Wednesday, January 25, 2017.

Building owners and businesses located in Gardiner’s Historic District who are interested in making improvements to the exterior of their properties are encouraged to attend an informational orientation meeting to learn the grant requirements, and to submit preliminary applications to the program.  In order to apply for the program, an applicant must attend this orientation.

For a copy of the program guidelines and preliminary application form, please click here: Facade Improvement Program.

Camden National Bank Donates Gardiner Buildings

Maybe you caught wind of Gardiner Main Street’s exciting news – Camden National Bank has donated a block of historic buildings for redevelopment!  We’ve got a grand opportunity ahead of us, and we look forward to working with the community to realize the potential of these buildings, which date back to the late 1800’s.  Our plan is to migrate the Co-Lab Co-Working Space and the GMS office to this location by the end of November, and then push forward with plans to develop the rest of the space. Look for more details to come soon.

Click here to learn more: Press Release


We’re Changing What “Gardiner” Means

Learn More About The Gardiner Growth Initiative

Welcome to Gardiner, Maine – a genuine American community where a charming and historic downtown frames a vibrant and eclectic entrepreneurial business culture.

Gardiner’s thriving downtown and historic district are listed in the National Register of Historic Places. It’s a must-see stop for history lovers on their way to Acadia National Park or further “Downeast,” providing an inspiring glimpse into the golden industrial era in Maine.

Combine the living history of downtown Gardiner with our sparkling waterfront, distinctive eateries and unique shops, and you’ll see why our little city is such a completely wonderful place to visit and experience our rich and varied heritage… not to mention an ideal place to live and to do business.

Gardiner is right in the middle of everything, directly off Interstates 95 and 295, and not far from Maine’s glorious mid-coast – an advantageous central location with easy access to the bulk of Maine’s year-round population plus all points south to Boston and New York, north to Canada.

On this website you’ll find out all about our colorful community, our fascinating heritage tourism opportunities, our considerable economic advantages, and the spirit and people behind the Gardiner Main Street Program. Welcome!

In the News…

November 2016

Gardiner Receives “Business Friendly Community” Designation

Click here to learn more: Business Friendly Gardiner 

Click HERE to check out Gardiner “In the News”, recent stories about our march towards success.  We’re not bragging, we’re just proud!

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  • FaceTime Social Networking

    Wednesday, February 1st, 5 to 7 pm, Co-hosted by: Monkitree & Gardiner Food Co-op. Event at Monkitree, 263 Water Street.
    Facetime is open to anyone who works, lives, or volunteers in the Greater Gardiner community. Gardiner Main Street conducts raffles at each event. This “after hours” event always takes place from 5 – 7 pm, folks typically drop in for as long or as short as they would like.

  • Gardiner Feud

    Save the Date! Gardiner Main Street will host Gardiner Feud, a family friendly game show on March 3rd at Johnson Hall.

  • R.O.W Event (Recognition, Opportunity, Workplan)

    Gardiner Main Street R.O.W. Event (Recognition, Opportunity, Workplan). Tuesday, January 10th, 2017 at The Colab – 149 Water St., Gardiner, ME. For questions, call 207-582-3100 or email us at: [email protected]