Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Our Message At The Montrose Glendale Christmas Parade

The MONTROSE SHOPPING PARK ASSOCIATION (MSPA) is proud to be a platinum sponsor of the Montrose Glendale Christmas Parade. It's a joy to prance down Honolulu wishing everyone MERRY CHRISTMAS and proclaim our SHOP MONTROSE FIRST message.

This year the MSPA was well represented (from left) by Board President ANDRE ORDUBEGIAN, Board Secretary KIM KELLY, Board member and Marketing Chair GIGI GARCIA, and MSPA member & Social Media/Publicist MARY DAWSON.

As Well as MSPA member, Business Manager, & Event Coordinator DALE DAWSON (right) and Board member & Harvest Market Chair KEN GRAYSON and wife.

Here is the scene as we approached the intersection of Honolulu and Ocean View. Lights, vintage banners, and our live Christmas tree made for a beautiful old town setting as thousands of people lined the streets. 

The banner on the side of our carriage reads
In this age of internet shopping we are thankful to people who support our one of a kind businesses by shopping and dining in our stores. One way we say thanks is by offering free horse drawn rides in this very wagon. You can experience it when you shop Montrose on the weekends! 

We invite you to enjoy the holiday season in Montrose. The stores are decorated and stocked with handpicked goods. Many offer free gift wrap. The restaurants are ready to entertain you and your guests. The salons are here to help you feel beautiful. And then there’s the lights. 
Thousands of them. 
THANK YOU for shopping Montrose! 

Friday, November 30, 2018


 The Montrose merchants were showing the love on SMALL BUSINESS SATURDAY! Customers that shopped got to spin the wheel and WIN great PRIZES!
Customers loved us right back so HAPPY to shop in our stores! Whole families came out and shopped together! Girlfriends, couples, grandparents, single guys, single gals, kids, dogs and cats! They LOVED it!

 Everyone got a SHOP SMALL tote and a colorful book of COUPONS! 
pssst...you can find the coupons at our directory board stands and Sunday Harvest Market!

 The prizes were great including restaurant & ice cream gift cards, discounts, gift certificates, free goods, and Montrose "Cash" for CHRISTMAS SHOPPING. 
Our MONTROSE IS THE MERRIEST tee shirts, this year's advertising campaign, were made by TOTAL GRAPHICS. 

There is a movement happening to support one of a kind small stores and Montrose is full of them! You'll find hand picked things that you won't see elsewhere! Most of our stores do free GIFT WRAP! The setting is beautiful and you won't be fighting crowds. It's a WIN WIN for everybody! THANK YOU for showing the love!
Let the Montrose SHOP SMALL holiday shopping adventure continue!

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

Montrose Annual Tree Lighting!

Cap off your fun day of WHITE FRIDAY shopping at the annual Montrose Tree Lighting ceremony!
The event takes place this FRIDAY at the intersection of Honolulu and Ocean View. 
Join us at 6:30 for THE HUMMINGBIRD CAROLERS followed by a community sing a long. 
 Santa will be there...
The Mayor of Glendale will be there, and so will lightly falling snow!
The tree is scheduled to be lit at 7 pm. 
It is truly a meaningful way to enjoy the holidays Montrose style!
See www.shopmontrose for more info.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

2nd Annual Montrose Holiday WINE WALK

When you look through the shop windows on SATURDAY night November 10 this is a sight you will see. Holiday SHOPPERS, purchases in hand, and store owners with their  family, pouring wine and serving gourmet treats. 


This year there are over 25 pouring stations with several BRAND NEW STORES in the mix!

Most of the stores will be decked out for the holidays!
It's the perfect time to see new arrivals and do some Christmas shopping trying various wines along the way. 
We will include $10 in Montrose scrip to get you started.
How FUN is that!

There will be live music on the streets and twinkling lights in the trees. Just magical!

Tickets are $45 and include 
* 15 pours
* A logo wineglass
* $10 in Montrose Scrip

 Last year was a SELL OUT so get your tickets NOW

After all
Montrose Is The Merriest!

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

The PUMPKINS Are Here!

It's a happy day when the pumpkin truck arrives from California farm country!

It comes FULL with hay bales and all sizes and colors of pumpkins which were ordered months in advance.

The pumpkins are lined up behind MSPA headquarters where Event Co-Ordinator Dale Dawson will oversee placement and design.

They are joined by pumpkin head scarecrows, a focal point of each display.

Real corn stalks add some texture to the scene.

And now for the finished sets. 
So Montrose!

The huge pumpkins are called ATLANTIC GIANTS and weigh 300-400 pounds!!!


We hope you enjoy our Fall vignettes! We invite you to 
and take Montrose pumpkin photos to share with your friends. Inside most of our one of a kind  stores the cozy Fall feeling continues. 

Friday, September 28, 2018

Montrose Shopping Park Voted THE FINEST!

Thanks to the readers of CV WEEKLY who once again voted THE MONTROSE SHOPPING PARK(MSPA)the Finest Shopping Center!

Last night all of the winners were invited to a private party hosted by the paper in DEUKMEJIAN PARK. Representing the MSPA from left STEVE PIERCE (merchant communication & filming), DALE DAWSON (business manager & event coordinator), ANDRE ORDUBEGIAN (board president & all around great guy), MARY DAWSON (social media & publicity), and GIGI GARCIA (board member & marketing chair).

Deukmejian Park happens to be known for having the finest sunset. A glorious mountaintop spot to gather. White lights, festive tents, flower adorned tables, delicious food, and good company made for a memorable evening.

Be sure to get a copy of this week's CV WEEKLY. Inside you will find this full color magazine listing all of the finest winners. Several Montrose Shopping Park businesses, boutiques, and restaurants were voted the areas FINEST by shoppers and diners just like you!

THANK YOU for reading this! 

THANK YOU for voting!

And most importantly THANK YOU for buying your books, kids clothes, women's fashion, gifts, home d├ęcor, croissants, coffee, printing, lipstick, frozen treats, tapas, exercise memberships, dance lessons, tacos, vintage clothing, and more in MONTROSE!

Monday, September 10, 2018

9th Annual Montrose Film Festival

This weekend marks the 9th Annual MONTROSE FILM FESTIVAL! A FREE, fun event for the whole family! 

Friday night’s feature is FERDINAND
Saturday night is GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY 

Arrive at 6:30 to enjoy live music and custom hot rods. CARTOONS will begin around 8:10 followed by the feature film at 8:25.

There is FREE popcorn and free seating for all! 

JOIN US next to Andersen’s Pets this Friday & Saturday September 14 & 15. 

We encourage you to SHOP & DINE Montrose prior to the event! 

Event coordinator DALE DAWSON and STEVE PIERCE, one of the festivals founders, are excited to bring us this event on behalf of the merchants of the MONTROSE SHOPPING PARK. 

An evening under the stars in beautiful Montrose! See you there! 

Saturday, August 18, 2018

BIG Film Shoot In Montrose!

 There's a BIG film shoot happening in the Montrose Shopping Park! Wednesday, August 22 filming will take place in the 2200 block between Faye's and The Black Cow.

 Thursday, August 23 fiming will take place in the 2300 block between Froyo and Joselito's.
 The GOOD NEWS is your favorite boutiques and cafes will be OPEN during filming. What an experience it is to SHOP & DINE MONTROSE when Hollywood comes to town!
 You can be right where the action is and support your local shops at the same time! There may be a "Quiet On The Set" when the cameras roll but it's usually brief. 
This is why big studios want to film in Montrose. We are Mayberry. We are that little, picturesque town that everyone wants to live in. Blue skies, quaint boutiques, Faye's!, and flowers all around. By the way there will be PLENTY OF PARKING in the public lots behind Faye's and elsewhere so do come by and SHOP!

Who is filming you ask? We can't mention any names but it is major. #meetmeinmontrose