Settlers Green Celebrates Street Side Opening By Matching Funds To Mountain Top Music

(L-R):  Nancy Devine, Mountain Top Music Exec. Director  George Weise, and Laura Riggs Mitchell join Settlers Green General Manager Dot Seybold at Settlers Green Streetside. ~ Photo courtesy of Laura Tuveson.

North Conway, NH – It’s an exciting time at Settlers Green, the area’s largest regional outlet mall.  Settlers Green Streetside is now open with impressive brands including Polo Ralph Lauren, Columbia and Skechers.  Besides shopping, Settlers Green has committed hundreds of thousands of dollars to “streetscape” furnishings, planting and sitting areas, and – most exciting – original art.  Several original artworks have been installed in the outdoor center, creating a place to wander and take in murals and sculptures from around New England. The Grand Opening, scheduled for October 9-15, will provide an opportunity for the community to celebrate with live music, dancing, fireworks and more.  The Streetside Grand Opening will also include a unique fundraising partnership with Mountain Top Music to help the organization reach a $2.8 million goal for the renovation and revitalization of the Majestic Theater in Conway as a community gathering place and a center for performance arts.  Settlers Green has pledged to match up to $15,000 of all donations received by the organization from September 9 through the weekend of October 15 and the finale of the Streetside Grand Opening celebration.

Settlers Green has a long history of supporting community projects and has been part of several large capital campaigns including the North Conway Community Center, Starting Point shelter, the Gibson Senior Center and many more, with over $1.3 million in donations over the past 29 years. While planning the Streetside Grand Opening events, the Settlers Green development team sought opportunities to continue its commitment to supporting the arts within the Mt Washington Valley community. Mountain Top Music’s ambitious project not only complements the arts focus of the Streetside Art Project, but perfectly supplements the “Dancing In the Streets” theme of the grand opening festivities here. Thus, the commitment to match up to $15,000 of community funding was launched by Settlers Green’s management team, to make a $30,000 boost to the Mountain Top Music’s Majestic launch goal possible.

A fundraising station will be available throughout the Streetside Grand Opening celebration, and opportunities to donate will be numerous, from the Ribbon Cutting ceremony on October 10 to the grand finale fireworks on October 14th.  Important to note however, is that all donations received by Mountain Top Music September 9-October 15th are eligible for the match including those made directly to the organization.

“The Settlers Green Management Team feels that the grand opening of the Settlers Green Streetside development provides a unique opportunity for partnership with a local non-profit supporting community arts,” said Dot Seybold, GM of the Settlers Green development.  “The theme of the multi-day Streetside Grand Opening event is “Dancing in the Street” and includes a variety of live music and dance performances.  The effort by Mountain Top Music to renovate and remake the Majestic Theater into a vibrant performing arts center and community gathering place is an ambitious project which deserves to benefit from this unique opportunity for partnership,” finished Seybold.

Mountain Top Music Executive Director George Wiese noted: “It’s really a double match opportunity as anyone donating today will have their dollars matched by both Settlers Green AND the Kendal and Anna Ham Foundation!  The business community has been very supportive of our project and we are happy to team up with Settlers Green and their celebration to help push us over the top and start construction.”

Dancing in The Street will celebrate the grand opening of Settlers Green Streetside with a full line-up of musical themed events, community celebrations, shopping specials, art unveilings, giveaways and many opportunities to donate to Mountain Top Music’s community theater project.  Even Settlers Green tenants are helping, with Brandli’s Pizza Pasta Grille donating 10-percent of all proceeds from sales on October 14 to the Majestic project.  For a complete schedule of Grand Opening events, click here. To learn more about Settlers Green and its new Streetside expansion, visit www.SettlersGreen.com. To learn about the Streetside Art Project launch, click here. For a map of Settlers Green, including the new Streetside addition, click here.

Over 500,000 square feet of North Conway retail centers, including Settlers Green, Settlers Crossing and Settlers Corner are developed and managed by OVP Management, Inc. a Newton, Massachusetts based company with management offices in North Conway.  For more information please contact General Manager, Dot Seybold at dot@ovpmanagement.com or for leasing information please contact Robert M. Barsamian at RMB@ovpmanagement.com.  Additional details   about the shopping centers located in North Conway, NH is available at Settlersgreen.com or OVPManagement.com.