City Market will kick off Masters weekend in Columbia with The Vista Open, a Masters-themed putting tournament and block party on Thursday April 9th at 5:30 pm. Proceeds from tournament registration benefit the Vista Neighborhood Association. City Market tenants Twisted Spur Brewing, Grill Marks, smallSUGAR, and Southern Way Catering will provide Masters-themed food and drinks for purchase. Event registration is available on Facebook and Eventbrite.
The Vista Open is City Market’s first Masters-themed event and is open to everyone. Tournament registration is not required for event attendance: admission is free and open to anyone who would prefer to be a spectator. Televisions set up around the complex will provide Masters coverage and local band Amy & the Willy Wood Chips will provide live music throughout the evening. Of course, the centerpiece of the event is the three-hole putting “green” known as Alley Golf created by members of the Vista Neighborhood Association.
“We’re always looking for opportunities to engage our neighbors and get people excited about living and playing in the Vista,” said Jim Colwell, spokesman for the Vista Neighborhood Association and one of the event’s organizers. “We’re excited to partner with the businesses at City Market to create this Masters-themed event that will really be a lot of fun for everyone. Plus, it gives us a chance to share our Alley Golf game with the wider community and make the most of the great outdoor space at City Market.”
“This is exactly the kind of event we had in mind when we designed City Market’s redevelopment a few years ago,” said Scott Garvin, a partner in the City Market development and architect for the complex’s redevelopment. “We love to see the courtyard used for events that celebrate our community and support the continued health and success of the Vista.”
About the Vista Neighborhood Association
The Vista Neighborhood Association promotes city living by improving the neighborhood and community. One key element of improving the neighborhood is beautification through public art projects. The VNA continues to work with local residents, businesses, the City of Columbia, Central Carolina Community Foundation, and others in pursuit of its mission.