Press Release

Press Release:

Please release the following:

The Gilbert District, a group of 21 businesses located in the historic part of downtown Seaside, will initiate an advertising campaign showcasing its upscale boutiques, art galleries, dining establishments, and north coast lifestyle shopping.   Many of the merchants here showcase their offerings in beautifully preserved, turn-of-the-century buildings located on the east side of downtown Seaside, three blocks from the beach.

The initial ad piece will be a pamphlet placed throughout the area’s premier hotels, at the Convention Center and be made available at the Seaside Visitors Center.  This campaign will give the Gilbert District a permanent presence, raise historic awareness, and support the businesses within this unique area.

According to Craig Dietrich, Director of the group, “The Gilbert District has name recognition within the local area but many visitors to the North Coast are not aware of the district’s upscale persona and sophisticated vibe.  We feel that raising awareness of what we have to offer will result in visitors asking about the district when they tour the North Coast.”

This ad campaign has been orchestrated by a committee comprised of four core members of the Gilbert District, each from one of the four blocks within the district.  Each member represents a different business entity within the district.  Cathy Cates is owner/operator of the Natural Nook, ( a picturesque fresh flower and gift shop.  Denise Fairweather owns Fairweather House & Garden, ( a wonderful collection of unique house and garden goods.  Corey Albert, owner of Yummy Wine Bar and Bistro, ( operates a one-of-a-kind very hip dining experience.  Craig Dietrich, is the owner/operator of Beach Puppy Dog Boutique, ( a unique boutique for four-legged tourists and their humans.  Kathy Peterson of KP Graphic Arts is  designing of pamphlet. (


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