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Looking Back to the Fun We Had in 2010

On the last date of the New Year, we love to look back and remember all the new people we met, the friends we connected with, and the fun we had! Take a break and step through some of our fun at The Meeting Place on Market over the last year.

The Anthony Family Band packs out, and rocks, the house!

Enjoying the music

Cody Hughes – a new performer at The Meeting Place on Market.

Paul Reiser – a veteran jazz performer, celebrating one of his concerts with his family and friends.

Ethan Bowers – another young, talented performer.

The one and only 1 Above Musical Variety Show entertained us at Christmas time.

Trav & Lish – Hosting their own Open Mike Nights at The Meeting Place – they are planning more Open Mic Nights in 2011!

Andy Roose – Country / Americana singer from Minnesota who entertained us while he was visiting friends & family in town.

3 Amigos at work!


Greg Pitts, artist from Florida and Lima native, created an exhibit just for The Meeting Place – entitled “Coffee House.”


We hosted book signings for local authors Craig Sullivan, Adam Holbrook, and Jay Waggoner (not pictured).

Phil McMurry, UNO professor and musician, is a frequent performer at The Meeting Place on Market!

We were excited to host Cincinnati band, The Comforts. http://www.myspace.com/thecomfortsrock

George Smed, bass player, entertains a crowd! http://www.myspace.com/georgesmed

Chris Castle, singer/ songwriter, played original songs in his unique style. www.dirtsandwich.com

We hosted coffee tasting, and coffee art for kids, as a fundraiser for the downtown Veterans Food Pantry.

Our display at the Lima YP’s Green Tie Affair.


Proud participant of the Civic Center Catering Network. Here we catered for the Chamber’s Women in Business event, in the City Club. www.limaciviccenter.com

Customers enjoying time together next to our stained glass display – created by our customers! Part of our 2010 remodel.

A new Terrace and coffee “gift shop” – part of our 2010 remodeling project.

Just chilling.

Having fun in our newly decorated “Family Room”!

Local musicians, 12 String Relief, made up of Doug Adams and Merilee Ziccardi, create a pleasing folk sound for the audience!

More homemade breads in 2010! We also introduced our daily bakery specials:
Mondays- All Fresh baked breads 10% off!
Tuesdays- Sugar-free baked goods
Wednesdays- Cinnamon Rolls ($1.50 each)
Thursdays- Gluten-free baked goods
Fridays- Pies (large and minis)

Marianna Hofer – Artist & Poet, displayed her artwork and also presented a poetry reading.

Lots of snow in 2010 (Dan loved it, as you can see).

Our fearless leaders at Square Fair – Kevin & Stephanie.

Want a smoothie? Square Fair 2010.

We had a lot more going on that isn’t pictured above, but we don’t have pictures for everyone! (So if any of you listed below have pictures, please email them to us at info@meetingplaceonmarket.com)

Artists Not Pictured: Don Hurless, John Rausch, Herb Vonderau, Ashley Renee Kennedy, Richard Evans, Goodwill/ Easter Seals, Anna Fisher, Beverly Rampe, Barbara Spurgeon

Musicians Not Pictured: McKenzie Anderson, Calvary Chapel of Praise, A Special Night for Special People, Doug Shobe, Seth Bridges, Plugged In, Charlie Doepker, Theresa Moeller, Cody Hughes, Shawnee Alliance Choir, and many other musicians on Open Mic Night, or who just picked up the guitar and gave us music at random times! 

Thank ALL of you for a wonderful, fun, tasty, and entertaining 2010!

Happy New Year!


Kevin & Jennifer, Greg & Ruth Ann

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