Popular band "Dick Holliday & the Bamboo Gang" will play a two-hour set in the Grand Food Center parking lot this Saturday from 2-4 p.m. The grocer is celebrating its 25th anniversary with a "customer appreciation" event at its Winnetka store, 606 Green Bay Road, from noon- 4 p.m.
The sounds of funky rock, Caribbean rhythms and soulful vocals from headliner band “Dick Holliday and the Bamboo Gang” will be heard this Saturday, May 19, in the parking lot of The Grand Food Center, 606 Green Bay Road.
The popular band remains a Chicagoland fan favorite after nearly three decades of performing. Two of the band’s members hail from Northbrook and Skokie.
“We’re incredibly honored that Dick Holliday & the Bamboo Gang agreed to perform a two-hour set for our shoppers,” says Grand Food Center co-owner Chris Barber. “Everyone who follows local music is very familiar with this band,” he adds, “and they’re sure to have everyone dancing.”
As its way of thanking area residents for their patronage, The Grand Food Center looks forward to hosting its 25th Anniversary "Customer Appreciation" celebration event in grand style.
The event will feature an outdoor organic fruit and produce market. There will be ample tastings of the grocer’s “Grand Signature” items, including its dips, homemade salads, and bakery goods. Known as one of the North Shore’s top florists, The Grand will offer sale prices on many of its floral items on display outside.
There will also be a BBQ with complimentary mini-hot dogs and hamburgers, and visits from food-themed, costumed characters Chester Cheetah and Oreo Man. Raffle prizes will be awarded throughout the day.
The afternoon festivities will culminate at 3:45 p.m. when one lucky customer will be selected to win $2,500 in free groceries. A mailing to area residents this week contained an in-store coupon and contest entry blank in their mailboxes.
For The Grand Food Center, the opportunity to celebrate 25 years in business only comes around once.
“Our Winnetka and Glencoe neighbors are the reason we’ve been able to survive,” explains Grand co-owner and Glencoe native Chris Barber. “While we can’t compete with the big-box stores on price, our patrons recognize that exceptional customer service is often worth more than saving a dollar or two,” he adds. “This 25th anniversary celebration is our way of thanking them for their loyalty.”
To help The Grand Food Center in its celebration, the Winnetka Fire Department will dispatch a fire truck and firefighters for ongoing demonstrations in the store’s parking lot. The Winnetka Police Department will do the same, and dispatch a cruiser and public information officer.
For more information, call The Grand Food Center at 847-446-6707, or visit www.grandfoodcenter.com.