So long 2020! It was a rough year for many local Martin City businesses and we want to say THANK YOU to all the generous people who did so much to support them. We're nothing if not resilient in our own small-town community, and if you take a closer look, you'll see hope and possibilities are abundant in Martin City.
Skip the cookie-cutter malls and big box store scramble this year and spend an afternoon in Martin City! Grab a bite to eat from one of six local Martin City restaurants and shop for gifts and holiday decor from locally-owned retail stores. These five shopping spots are always on the top of Santa’s list.
Whether you’re getting a late start or looking for finishing touches, Whether you’re getting a late start or just looking for finishing touches, these local Martin City businesses have stocked their shelves full of everything you need to decorate your home for the holidays.
Martin City is an especially popular place during the holidays, attracting visitors who can’t resist the warm, hometown feeling of our classic restaurants, retail shops, and seasonal style lining streets and sidewalks. Lights are always part of our neighborhood’s appeal and this year a new idea sprouted among members of the Martin City Community Improvement District board of directors.
Great food and unique gifts always make Martin City popular during the holiday season, and this year, there’s an exciting new reason to pay us a visit. Santa’s Bakeshop is a pop-up fantasyland you don’t want to miss, and a dream come true for creator Lynne Pierce. “Christmas is absolutely the best! I’m one of those people who can’t get enough of it. You can never have too much Christmas and now we have a little more in Martin City.”
“We don’t let people sit around and watch TV all day long,” said Debbie Hartsell, owner of Loving Arms Adult Day Care. “This isn’t a nursing home, and we don’t ever want to be one!”
“Our congregation has been here nearly ten years and the church itself goes much, much farther back,” says Pastor Darwin Neal of Anointed House of Glory. “It’s always been very special. And after everything that’s happened over the years, you can’t help but think it was just meant to be here.”
Midwest Recovery Centers is bigger than you might think. The company’s main offices are tucked away in two buildings on Holmes Road in Martin City and it owns five houses nearby in Kansas City and Overland Park where patients can stay during recovery. More than 50 patients now depend on the four-year-old business and the number keeps growing.
Officers Give Our Community Credit for Discouraging Crime. If you haven’t met Officers Mary McCall and Aaron Whitehead, you’re missing out on two of our community’s biggest fans. They’ve been keeping watch over Martin City for the past couple of years and cheering our renewal on. “Martin City is shining,” says McCall, gazing down 135th...
Community Improvement Districts Defined.
A Community Improvement District (CID) is a specific area of non-residential properties, whose owners choose to pay an additional tax or fee to help fund services and improvements within the district’s boundaries. Authorized activities can include (but are not limited to) advertising and promotional activities, security patrols, trash and recycling services, construction, maintenance and/or repair of public improvements, planning studies, events, and administrative costs.