Gardiner Facade Program – Application Form

Due to delays caused by weather for those meeting with the Architect, the Gardiner Facade Grant Committee has agreed to extend the deadline for the submission of final proposals.

The new deadline will be March 3, 2017All proposals must be delivered to City Hall by 3 p.m. on that date.

Building owners and businesses located in Gardiner’s Historic District who are interested in making improvements to the exterior of their properties and who attended the mandatory meeting on January 25th, to complete the application to apply for the program.

Mail or drop off completed application (further instructions detailed on the application) at Gardiner City Hall, 6 Church Street. *Applications may be mailed Gardiner City Hall, 6 Church Street, Gardiner, ME 04345, to ensure your application is received, please make sure the application packet arrives by 3 p.m on the deadline date and there has to be 5 copies plus the original.*

To access the application (will be shown as a .pdf format), click here:  Gardiner Facade Program Application Form.



Gardiner Feud

Friday, March 3rd at Johnson Hall, 280 Water St.


Admission is by Donation (to benefit Leaky Roof Fund)

*Reservation required, reserve your FREE tickets here: Feud.

Question – Name a place in Gardiner where you go for a walk. Do you think you can come up with the top answers to this question? We are currently recruiting teams to play Gardiner Feud on March 3rd. Gather five of your friends, coworkers, or neighbors together to create a team.
Is there another group or organization that you’d like to battle it out against? Challenge them to sign up too, and battle it out to see who can come up with the best answers!
To sign up, email: [email protected]

Seating is limited for the Johnson Hall venue, all participants and attendees must reserve their FREE ticket. Please reserve your ticket by clicking on the link below:





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…we’re not bragging, we’re just proud!

 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


Gardiner Receives “Business Friendly Community” Designation

Click here to learn more: Business Friendly Gardiner 

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  • FaceTime Social Networking

    Wednesday, March 1st, 5 to 7 pm, Co-hosted by: Gardiner Federal Credit Union & 1 Brunswick Trading. Event will be at Gardiner FCU’s new office location at 420 Brunswick Avenue.
    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, 280 Water Street, Gardiner.

  • Dollars to Donuts

    Dollars to Donuts takes place on the 2nd Thursday of each month at Frosty’s Donuts – 347 Water Street, and is open to business owners and managers in the greater Gardiner area (not just downtown!) We always start at 9am, and our promise is to get you on your way by 10am at the latest so you can get on with your business.