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10th Annual Downtown Bay City Wine Walk - SUPERB!

Wonderful Weather - Fantastic Food - Fine Wine - Huge Turnout = Success

September 28, 2008       1 Comments
By: Julie McCallum, Entertainment Editor

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Wine connoisseurs, wine walkers had an absolute superb night for the 10th annual Downtown Bay City Wine Walk held on Thursday, September 25, 2008.

There was music in the streets from live entertainment, the weather was absolutely perfect, the wine was divine and the food was out of this world.



They said, no one does it better then downtown Bay City and they were right! Fourteen participating establishments gave it their all and put out their best spreads to make the 10th Annual Downtown Bay City Wine Walk a huge success.

Participating establishments were:

  • Atrium, 1100 N. Water Street
  • G's Pizzeria & Deli, 1005 Saginaw Street
  • Gatsby's Steakhouse & Saloon, 203 Center Avenue
  • Jake's Corner Bar, 114 Third Street
  • Kingfish Restaurant & Tiki Lounge, 1019 N. Water Street
  • Mulligan's Pub, 109 Center Avenue
  • Old City Hall, 814 Saginaw Street
  • Prime Event Center, 1201 Washington Avenue
  • Princess Wenonah, departing from Wenonah Park
  • Rattlesnake Rick's Roadhouse, 708 Saginaw Street
  • Riverfront Grille at the Doubletree, One Wenonah Park
  • Stein Haus, 1108 N. Water Street
  • Striker's Sports Bar, 1203 Washington Avenue
  • The Chambers, 816 Saginaw Street


  • Two samplings of wine, plus hors d'oeurves from regions around the world were served at each location. The event started at 4:30pm and ending at 10:00pm which is actually quite the task to make your rounds to each stop. Also serving special treats during the walk were:
    Water Front Market & Deli, 925 N. Water Street
    St. Laurent Brothers, 1101 N. Water Street

    CLASS ACT -- Everything was looking good at the Pere Marquette Depot at the opening of the 2008 Downtown Bay City Wine Walk
    (MyBayCity Photo by O. J. Cunningham)

    Roxi & Stacey (left) and Erin (Right) made sure everyone at Gatzby's enjoyed the 2008 Wine Walk in Downtown Bay City.
    (MyBayCity Photo by O. J. Cunningham)

    JUST HAVIN' FUN -- Steve (Sun Glasses, Milwaukee) was voted "Best" Wine Walk T-shirt seen during the night's activities. (Right) Randy & Jane Wackerle enjoying a night on the town. "This is just great," Randy said. "We'll be back next year.
    (MyBayCity Photo by O. J. Cunningham)

    You can always find the girls from Hooters during a night time event at an Art Dore restaurant/night club. These girls were helping out at Dore's newly opened Prime Event Center on Washington Ave. (Formerly Empire Theater)Pictured are: Mandi, Mindy, Tammy and Shawna.
    (MyBayCity Photo by O. J. Cunningham)



    BILL HOWARD & FAN CLUB -- Those Disc Jockeys get all the attention. Girls at Kingfish party like it was 2008. (MBC Photo by OJ Cunningham)



    GIRLS JUST WANNA HAVE FUN -- These Saginaw ladies (and guys) enjoyed the 2008 Downtown Bay City Wine Walk. (MBC Photo by OJ Cunningham)



    The Kingfish Restaurant and Tiki Lounge was definitely a hot spot, it was hard to leave that atmosphere. (MBC Photo by Julie McCallum)



    (Above Left) Bob and Colleen, although they did not participate in the wine walk, they came out to Old City Hall to enjoy dinner and wine and the traffic from the wine walk. (Above Right) Experienced wine walkers Greta and Matt Zalucha met up with MyBayCity.com at the King of wine walk - KingFish.
    (MBC Photos by Julie McCallum)



    GOOD LUCK ICE HAWKS! Jeff Worlton (far right) Head Coach of The Tri City Ice Hawks (Great Lake Jr. Hockey League) stopped in the Prime Event Center along with his team as they passed through the downtown area. (MBC Photo by Julie McCallum)



    Enough said! (MBC Photo by Julie McCallum)



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    Candace Bales, Executive Director, Bay City Downtown Management Board & Development Authority says:       On October 03, 2008 at 11:21 AM
    Julie, Just wanted to thank you for the great coverage on mybaycity.com of the Downtown Wine Walk. Your story, images and especially the video were all such fun to review. Your story really showed how special our businesses and customers are. Thank you again so much. You're awesome! Candace Bales, Executive Director, Bay City Downtown Management Board & Development Authority
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