Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Archibald's Restaurant Celebrates 25 Years

Join us this January as we celebrate 25 years in business for Archibald's Restaurant. Gardner
Village celebrates 35 years in business this May.

Receive a FREE slice of their famous carrot cake with each entrée purchase during January. Now that's a party for a big birthday!

Sign up for their Birthday Club so they can celebrate you on your big day as well!

It all began with a flour mill…

The story of Gardner Village begins with a determined, industrious man named Archibald Gardner. Born in Scotland in 1814, he migrated to Canada, and then the United States when he joined the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). He was in the original group of Mormon pioneers who came to Utah and settled Salt Lake City in 1847.

Archibald and his family settled near the Jordan River and hauled logs by horse team from Bingham Canyon to build the first West Jordan Flour Mill in 1853. The Gardner family celebrated the completion of the mill with a housewarming party on December 21, 1853.

The original mill was sold, and a larger mill was built in its place in 1877. That mill is still standing today, and is known as Archibald’s Restaurant and CF Home.
Archibald Gardner also developed the nearby West Jordan canal and other irrigation canals in the area. Gardner was issued the first commercial water rights in Utah.

Transformation from historical mill to a charming shop and restaurant…

After passing through different owners, the mill and surrounding area eventually became vacant. In 1979, Nancy Long bought the run-down mill with hopes of renovating this historical building and turning it into a house. Instead, she converted it into a furniture store in May of 1980, Country Furniture & Gifts, and added Archibald’s Restaurant 10 years later in 1990. Country Furniture & Gifts is now rebranded as CF Home.

The Gardner Mill is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and received the 1987 Utah Heritage Award for the most improved commercial building.

Nancy Long, along with Chris Christenson and her son Joe Long, worked together with a team of hard-working staff to find and move historical buildings to where they rest now at Gardner Village.

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

As we pause to celebrate this holiday season, we reflect on the wonderful customers that have visited Gardner Village, and the memories that have been made during the past year,

Thank you for a wonderful year! Happy Holidays to you and your loved ones! We hope you enjoy the peace, love and hope this season brings.

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Cowboy Santa Claus at The Farm and Our New Christmas Video

This Friday and Saturday, December 19 and 20, are your last two days to visit with Cowboy Santa at The Farm, located in the lot west of Archibald's Restaurant here at Gardner Village.

Pricing is $5 per child to enter the petting zoo, and pony rides are an additional $5 each (depending on the length of the ride). For more details, contact The Farm at 801.706.8189, Monday through Saturday 10am to 6pm. Open weather permitting.

Before you arrive,  print and complete the Elf Scavenger Hunt, and while you're here we hope you'll visit all of our shops for last-minute Christmas gifts!

Check out our new Christmas video, and share it with your friends to help them get in the Christmas spirit with a visit to Gardner Village. We hope you'll make Gardner Village part of your annual traditions.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Santa Mini Sessions at Camera Shy

Add a little magic to your holiday photos this year with 15-minute Santa mini session at Camera Shy.

Mini session includes:
  • Three poses (one pose on each of the three holiday backgrounds)
  • Up to 15 minutes
  • Four to six images
  • Emailed images
  • Printing available while you wait 

Call Camera Shy at 801.566.2127 to register for a time slot or book online.

Visit the Gardner Village website for a complete list of Christmas in the Village events.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Shop for Christmas at our Holiday Sale!

For beautiful holiday decor, furniture and accessories just in time for the holidays, check out our Holiday Sale all month long at CF HomeDown to Earth and The Village Quilt Shop. The personalized service at each of these shops will help you get in the holiday spirit.

Whether you're looking for a new dining set from CF Home for the new year, a cozy quilt from The Village Quilt Shop, or throw pillows and other accessories from Down To Earth, our stores are brimming with fabulous holiday gifts and furniture.

The sale goes thru December 31st.

Friends & Family Sale:

Shop at these three stores on December 11-13 during our Friends and Family Sale, and receive 30% off regular-priced accessories and 10% off regular-priced new furniture and rug purchases.