13 Aug

Spartina 449

Savannah City Market Welcomes Spartina 449
309 W St Julian Street
Open Now!

“With swaying Palmettos and blushing camellias, this resort-style collection is inspired by natural beauty, the heart of the Lowcountry.”

Spartina Landing

The Spartina Story

Spartina is a specialty lifestyle brand created for casual comfort with a twist of luxury inspired by the southern shore, sand, and sea. In a cozy cottage on Daufuskie Island, SC, the saltwater marshes inspired Spartina: the Latin name for lush, green cordgrass. Whether you want to walk barefoot down the beach or strut down the street in heels, Spartina has a style for you. Spartina uses the Lowcountry as inspiration to create patterns, including West Bluff and River House, bags, apparel, jewelry, and items for resort and travel.

Taking Savannah by Storm

The newest Spartina store will add to the southern store locations. Originally on Broughton Street, Spartina made their Savannah City Market debut on May 1, 2020. Since their grand opening, Spartina has been adhering to all CDC guidelines and regulations. Spartina is excited for you to shop with them again in their new store at their new location, 309 West Julian Street in the center of City market.

Savannah City Market Welcomes Spartina

Whether it’s the lovely place or the lively people, walking or by trolley, City Market is the central marketplace in downtown Savannah full of shops, food, and music. Not far from the Savannah River or Broughton Street, Spartina is nestled amidst the city’s architecture and iconic historic squares with streets that can lead you anywhere from Forsyth Park to our very own store in City Market! Warm and wonderful, Savannah’s City Market incorporates southern charm at its best.

Whether it be a tote for a tourist or a satchel for a Savannah local—this embroidered style captures the beauty of our city. Savannah City Market offers a wide variety of shops, restaurants and socialization. Having a Spartina location in City Market only adds to that experience. Come shop with us today!

Check out this video showing off our newest store and the beauty of City Market. Hope you enjoy!

Savannah City Market

Welcome to Savannah, Georgia where you’ll find our NEW City Market Store in Savannah! While following safety guidelines and mandates, our newest Savannah store, our Jacksonville, FL store, and all South Carolina stores are open for all of your last minute Mother’s Day shopping! Click the link to find a store near you to enjoy 25% off everything: http://bit.ly/2iYKqoI

Posted by Spartina 449 on Thursday, May 7, 2020

16 Jun

Welcome back Signature Gallery of Savannah!

Signature Gallery has been part of the Savannah City Market family since 1992. After the unexpected close-down of our shops and galleries in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are happy to welcome them back! During the closing, they were busy redesigning the interior space to give a more open feel and allow the fine art to take center stage. Keep reading to learn more about this unique space in Savannah City Market and to get a peek at the work done to bring in a more up-beat feel to the gallery.

When did you originally open in Savannah City Market? 
Originating in August 1992, Signature Gallery was the dream that came to life through the imagination and creativity of Kathy Miller, Sharon Saseen, and Mark McKim.  With almost thirty years in the same City Market location, surviving economic ups and downs, we consider ourselves a fixture in Savannah’s art community. Signature has garnered a reputation for fine art that represents many mediums and artistic styles.

How would you describe the gallery? Who does it appeal to?
Signature Gallery is a fine art cooperative gallery that 16 partner, in-residence, local artists call home. Each artist brings to the table their “brand” of artistic talent. From traditional to cutting edge, Signature’s oil, watercolor, mixed media, etchings, photography, acrylic, jewelry, pottery, stained glass, encaustics, and sculpture works grace collections far and wide.

We are fortunate to have a clientele that is both local and transient. Tourism plays a major role in maintaining our success due to the following we have established. People from all walks of life visit us time and again to see what is new or to bring home a piece from one of their favorite Signature artists!

What is the inspiration for the work you share?
Artists are quirky beings. Regardless of the medium they work in, most artists need the camaraderie of other like thinking individuals that actually think outside the box they’re living in. At Signature Gallery, we make up a rather unique artistic family that enjoy bouncing ideas off of one another and the general public that come to visit.

As artists, we all consider it a privilege to have the opportunity to produce such varied pieces of fine art as a whole and then, to be able to enjoy the added advantage of sharing it with our visitors…well, that’s just icing (or should we say paint) on the proverbial cake!

Describe the experience people can expect when they visit your gallery or purchase work from featured artists?
When visiting Signature Gallery, one can always be assured one of our partner artists will be on duty to welcome them and answer questions. Most artists love to talk shop and that’s surely the case here. All of our award-winning partners are well versed on each other’s work and can readily describe the processes that go into creating a piece.

From Kathy Miller’s etchings to Jim Guerard’s photography, there is surely something available at Signature that suits any design requirement and price point. However, should a client wish a custom piece, they can easily call to find when a favored artist is on duty and come in to chat or just give a call or email and the brainstorming can begin!

Along with the physical gallery, a new website was created to delve into the background and artists that make up Signature Gallery. On this site, there is also an online shop view and purchase select pieces directly. To learn more about the Signature Gallery of Savannah, visit in person at 303 West Saint Julian Street Savannah, GA 31401 or online at www.signaturegallerysavannah.com.

13 May

Welcome back to Savannah City Market

Wow! These past few weeks have been a roller coaster ride while everyone adjusted to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Many of you have stuck with us through the cancellation of the Festival of St. Patrick Celebration, reduced hours at many of the stores, and the temporary closing of all of the shops. Now, we are transitioning back to opening!

Several businesses began opening on May 1st with special guidelines in place to protect staff and visitors. While we welcome visitors into Savannah City Market, please keep in mind that businesses will be operating with increased health and safety guidelines. Please be patient and respectful of social distancing guidelines to protect against the spread of the Coronavirus. For example, wear a mask, keep at least a 6ft distance between you and other guests, use no-contact payment options when possible and wash your hands and/or use hand sanitizer frequently. For a complete list of guidelines, visit the CDC website.
Here is a list of Savannah City Market businesses open as of Friday, May 29. Please contact each business to learn more about operating hours or special accommodations for social distancing. 
Several of these businesses have reported customers are adhering to social distancing guidelines! As more businesses open in Savannah City Market, we encourage employers, employees, and the public to practice the highest safety measures while shopping and dining.
Here is a list of businesses that open according to guidance in Governor Kemp’s orders

Social distancing is in full effect in Savannah City Market. Our businesses are open with special accommodations to keep everyone safe #rediscoversavannah

Posted by Savannah City Market on Tuesday, May 12, 2020

15 Apr

How to Play Savannah City Market Bingo

Savannah City Market is the “art & soul” of Savannah, Georgia. Help us support our shops and learn more about Savannah City Market with this fun bingo activity. All of this can be done from the safety of your home! Here is how it works!
  1. Save a picture of the Savannah City Market Bingo board to your photos. You can find one below. It is also posted on our Instagram and Facebook accounts.
  2. Take a screenshot of the board, then mark your spots using the edit tool in your camera roll or using the drawing tools from Instagram Stories.
  3. Next, post a blank copy of the bingo board and tag friends you want to play.
  4. If you want to enter our contest for a $100 gift card, then see the rules below.
Contest Rules: Each completed box is worth 1 entry and a completed row (straight or diagonal) is worth 10 entries. Complete the entire card and receive 50 entries! Bingo cards must be emailed to savcitymrkt@gmail.com by May 1, 2020. The winner must provide proof of completing tasks to receive the prize.
Let’s have some fun!
Savannah City Market Bingo
21 Mar

A Guide to Savannah City Market during the Coronavirus Outbreak

Updated March 24, 2020 at 12 p.m.

Right now we are all adjusting to life during the Coronavirus outbreak. For many of our shops, this past week has been a balancing exercise on following the guidelines and still serving the public. After careful attention to health officials and local guidance, we have closed Savannah City Market until further notice.  For questions about re-openings or online services, contact the stores directly using the Savannah City Market directory.

Please continue to support our shops via online messages of encouragement, online shopping,  and purchasing gift cards for later use. We hope to see you real soon!

Remember, to practice proper hygiene with the following tips:

  • Wash your hands often
  • Cough into your elbow
  • Don’t touch your face
  • Keep a safe distance from others
  • Stay home if you can

Be healthy. Stay safe. Support local.

 

11 Feb

Meet the Artist: Lisa Rosenmeir

Art is at the heart of all that we do in Savannah City Market. Providing a central space for artists to create, share, and sell their work is an honor. Keep reading to learn more about our new artist Lisa Rosenmeir. She is located in Studio 104, upstairs in the Art Center (look for the red door).

When did you open in Savannah City Market?

I opened my doors officially on February 8, 2020, with great success. It was a joyous day and my studio was packed for the 6 hours I was open that day.

What made you decide to open in Savannah City Market?

The light, definitely the light. Being a painter, light is very important to me while I work. It keeps my colors true. Plus, the people traveling from other parts of this country and world. This makes me feel right at home having grown up in a military family and moved often. I use to see the world, now the world comes to me.

How would you describe your art?

I often say, “I create in paint the color of life.” My style is a blend of realism and illustration. However, the soul of my work range from the beautiful, detailed views found in everyday life, to more meaningful pieces that can move you emotionally.

Describe the experience people can expect when they visit your studio or purchase your work?

Calm, joy, peace, happiness. Yes, all this can be felt when you walk into my studio. I will be working away on something but that will never keep me from saying, “Hi!’ There are paintings hanging on the walls that, unless marked otherwise, are available for purchase and I have prints too. If you’re just looking, I hope you walk away from my studio with a lighter heart and a smile on your face.

What is your artistic background and inspiration for your work?

I do not have an art degree. One day (my Mother said) I announced, “I could draw better than the weatherman on the news.” (He had drawn a stick figure holding an umbrella). So I got to work drawing. Then when I was 9 years old, my Father took one of my paintings (of a rose) to an artist he knew and asked if it was any good. He said the response he got from the artist was, “Can you paint a rose like that?” As for inspiration, it’s people and life, all life. I paint for you (everyone).

How can people find you online?

I have a website. www.LisaRosenmeier.com where I constantly add things as I make new work. My website is nice, but my studio in City Market is way more interesting! Be bold, be brave, and look at art that moves you.

Lisa Rosenmeir Art

09 Jan

4 Reasons You Should Try the Beef Jerky Experience

It’s a new year and we have new shops joining us! One of the most recent additions to Savannah City Market is The Beef Jerky Experience. This shop is part of the Beef Jerky Outlet, the nation’s leading premium jerky retailer. Now located in the heart of Savannah at the City Market, the Beef Jerky Experience offers simple, delicious, and local fun. It is a family-owned-and-operated shopping and snacking experience with more flavors and varieties of jerky than you will find anywhere.

Here are 4 reasons you should stop by when you visit Savannah City Market.

1. Sample premium beef jerky. This place is jerky heaven with all kinds of beef jerky from original to blazing hot in more than 100 varieties. The jerky top sellers include prime rib jerky, cherry maple smoked beef, Cajun BBQ smoked beef brisket, Honey BBQ smoked beef, teriyaki beef jerky, honey jalapeno beef jerky, Asian sesame beef jerky, broiled crawfish beef jerky, The Reaper smoked beef, and original smoked beef. The product is the highest-quality USDA-approved jerky you can find. Part of the Beef Jerky Experience is free samples of any of the regular jerky vastly presented on the store walls.

2. Try more than beef. Not only is beef on the menu, but they serve elk, buffalo, venison, wild boar, kangaroo, bison, turkey, duck, ostrich, salmon, and alligator! See if you have what it takes to venture to the wild side. Try the FREE SAMPLES, and your taste buds will guide you through the shop to find your favorite jerky flavor.

3. Buy unique treats. Jerky isn’t the only thing to try and buy. Store specialties include snacks, condiments, sweets, and other extras. Try candies, gourmet popcorn, dried fruit and veggies, espresso beans, canned goods, and a variety of unique hot sauces and rubs. Kids and adults alike can select from a variety of fun treats, including lollipops with a special surprise inside such as a snack of crickets or ants.

4. Learn about the products firsthand. Jerky is lean, high in protein, low in calories, and contains less than 3% fat and an extremely long shelf life. The jerky is made in small batches in the U.S.A., so it is always fresh. The knowledgeable employees happily show you the varieties of jerky conveniently displayed in six different jerky zones throughout the store and give you more detailed information about the different jerky texture and flavors. You will also find the owners, John and Irena Jameson, in the store every day, motivated to make everybody a true jerky fan.

Thanks to the Beef Jerky Experience, Savannah vacationers and locals can snack on a tasty lean-protein snack all day long while exploring the area and Historic Savannah with its beautiful homes, shops, and public squares. Come experience jerky you probably would have never seen before, and we hope you never forget! We look forward to seeing you in Savannah City Market.

The Beef Jerky Experience is located at 305 W. St. Julian Street Savannah, GA 31401. Store phone is (866) 956-9241.

18 Dec

Rave Reviews for Savannah City Market

Have you ever wondered what it is like to explore Savannah City Market through the eyes of a visitor? Well you’re about to get a sneak peek with these top recommendations from 2019. Take a look at these Facebook Reviews about Savannah City Market. When you visit us, don’t forget to leave your own review and tag Savannah City Market. See you soon!

 

Beverly Carson
Hip atmosphere · Fine dining · Daily specials · Casual · Great food · Outdoor dining · Scenic views

“Great variety of shops and casual (pizza, burgers, wings and more) to more upscale dining. Just blocks away from the riverfront (River Street) and Hilton brand hotels on Bay Street! You can visit the Prohibition Museum, purchase Old Town trolley tour passes or Haunted Ghost Tour passes (store connects to Prohibition Store.) Great little place to hang out and relax!”

 

Teri Bates
Classic cocktails · Cosy atmosphere · Hip atmosphere · Chic décor · Fine dining · Scenic views · Romantic atmosphere

“It was an amazing evening, so much to see and awesome atmosphere.”

 

Roy Goodwin
Creative cuisine · Cosy atmosphere · Classic cocktails · Great food

“good music and food. enjoyed it a couple of nights.”

 

Franckie Debbie Jackson

“Lots to see. Live music in the street. To-go cocktails. Lots of restaurants. A ba-jillion candy stores & sweet shops!”

25 Nov

Celebrate the holidays in Savannah City Market

The holidays are here again. It’s our favorite time of the year in Savannah City Market as we deck the market in our holiday best to welcome visitors and friends! We have three events coming up in December that you don’t want to miss.

Holiday Open House – December 6th  from 6pm -9pm

Savannah’s beautiful spirit becomes even more exquisite during the holiday season, and City Market is no exception. Stroll in the flickering light of 500+ luminaria lining our two-block courtyard, serenaded by Christmas carolers. Drop in for treats in City Market shops and watch for a glimpse of Father Christmas. All businesses remain open through the entire event to serve a holiday treat within each store. 

 Christmas for Kids Celebration – December 7th from 11am – 2pm

Make ornaments! Decorate cookies! Get Grinched (with hair and makeup)! Meet Father Christmas and take a picture with him in a carriage! All of this, plus face painting, choir music, inflatables, a holiday sing-a-long with special guests and a performance of How The Dancing Grinch Stole Christmas add up to a day of fun the whole family can truly enjoy.

New Year’s Eve Celebration – December 31st from 9pm – 1am

Every New Year’s Eve, City Market becomes Savannah’s “celebration central” – and this year promises to be better than ever. Live outdoor music continues throughout the evening and restaurants are open to help you celebrate. Drop in and stroll through the market all evening long. (Restaurants, of course, require New Year’s Eve reservations.) Join us to kick off your best New Year yet.

Don’t wait until the holiday events come to stop by. Many of our stores are already ready for the holiday season. Whether you are trying new foods or picking up unique gifts, there is something for everyone here.

For more event information and holiday specials, follow us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Also, spread your holiday cheer by tagging us, checking in, or adding #savcitymarket and #savhollydays to your social media posts.

 

15 Oct

Rhen’s Nest Toy Shop Now Open in Savannah City Market!

There is a new kid on the block, and we’re excited to welcome Rhen’s Nest Toy Shop to the Savannah City Market. The Savannah location first opened on September 1, 2019; however, this was right in the middle of Hurricane Dorian. Thankfully, we weathered the storm. Now that things are settled, it’s a good time to learn about this new addition to Savannah from the owners Christina & John Bonaccorse.

What made you decide to open in Savannah City Market?

Savannah holds a special place in our hearts. Over the years, we’ve enjoyed many vacations in Savannah and always left with a warm feeling of being at home. My husband, John, has even worked on a few films in Savannah so we’ve had the chance to stay/live in Savannah for a few months at a time. When we decided to open a second RNTS location (the first Rhen’s Nest opened in Glenwood Park from 2015-2018; a second location opened in Ponce City Market in Atlanta, GA in 2017), Savannah was our first choice. We feel extremely lucky to have found our second home in Savannah City Market and look forward to being here for years to come.

What do you offer to the Savannah area that you think is missing or unique?

Toys! Unique toys that spark imaginative and creative play. “Unplugged play” is our motto so we’re deliberate in selecting toys that encourage children and families to disconnect from electronics. Although, there are retail stores in the area that sell or have a small toy selection, there is no actual toy shop in Savannah. We discovered this on our frequent visits with our daughter, Rhen, and thought it was unfortunate that such a magical town didn’t have its own toy shop. So now we’re here to fill that void and be the go-to destination for visitors and locals alike.

What is it like to experience The Rhen’s Nest Toy Shop?

We want adults to be reminded of their childhood and children to be in awe of what our store has to offer. Nothing makes our hearts melt more than to hear a child walk through our doors exclaiming, “This is the best toy store ever!” I always giggle to myself and think, “Just wait kiddo, you’ve only just stepped in the front door…”

We strive to make everyone feel welcome, we want them to feel like family. One of our goals is for every guest to take home a fond memory of RNTS. Something that they will tell their friends and family members about. We want to be known and remembered as that amazing little toy shop (even if they don’t remember our name) in Savannah, GA.

For more information or to shop online, visit the Rhen’s Nest Toy Shop online at www.rhensnesttoyshop.com, and follow them on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Whenever you’re at Savannah City Market stop by, say hi, and play!