Greenwich VIP app unveiled

A Greenwich resident for 14 years, Christine Georgopulo said she sought an easy to use, single source guide for information on shopping, services, restaurants and events in town but none existed.

Ms. Georgopulo, a merchant herself, owns Arthur Murray Grande Ballroom of Greenwich, and knows the importance of community, commerce, and providing relevant information and top notch service to consumers — filling the void, she is presenting an app called,

“What iTunes did for listeners and music, does for consumers and merchants”, said Ms. Georgopulo. “With one click consumers will have the entire town at their fingertips, categorized for ease of use, consumers will be able to browse all the shops, their websites, take a tour if they have google 360view, explore all the restaurants and their menus, which will be tied to OpenTable for ease of reservations, browse events with the ability to purchase tickets, see all offers, deals and rewards along with the ability to read reviews from all of the reporting agencies, ie yelp, foursquare, etc, thereby affording the merchants an opportunity to better serve patrons”.

Ms. Georgopulo further adds that once the consumer is signed in, they will also be able to write reviews on their experiences. The app platform has been successfully launched in customized hand-picked communities along the eastern seaboard with plans for further distribution.

Making its debut during the Reindeer Festival and Holiday Stroll on Dec. 6 and 7, is sponsoring the carriage ride up and down the avenue.

The Reindeer Festival and Holiday Stroll has more than 115 participating merchants in the downtown area, from Saks to Arthur Murray to McArdle’s, each offering a special attraction in their store. Children can write letters to Santa with special Santa Mailboxes located at stores throughout town, including a commemorative box at the historic post office, now Restoration Hardware.

A new addition to the event this year is a live nativity scene that will feature a camel, llama, cow, donkey and five sheep along with the story of Christ’s birth performed by area churches.

A live holiday music tent, sponsored by Greenwich Hospital, in front of Bank of America, will feature performances by 12 different music groups over the two days. The stroll will be held on Saturday, Dec. 6 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday, Dec 7 from noon to 5 p.m. Check out the app’s website at for more information.

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