Downtown Staunton news roundup time! This one’s just a kind of mini one.
Staunton Jams is less than a week away. Saturday, September 3 you can jam the day and night away with some of the coolest bands around, right in the middle of Beverley Street (in front of Baja Bean and The Split Banana. Don’t forget to get some Mexican food and GELATO while you’re there!)
The finale of Shakin’ at the Station is Thursday, September 8. Last chance to get your shake on, people. Apparently the last one was supposed to be this past Thursday, but they extended it. Anybody know why?
There’s a cool Downtown Round Table coming up on Wednesday, September 14. 8:30AM at Cranberry’s. Our girl Sheryl Wagner from the Staunton Tourism Dept. will be there to talk about what she does and how she does it, and I believe some downtown merchants will also be on the panel, discussing how they stock and arrange their stores to best appeal to visitors. Neat, and I’m looking forward to it. For more info, you can call the Staunton Downtown Development Association at 540-332-3867, or pay them a visit on their Facebook page.
Friday Nights Downtown have started, and will continue through September and into October. Starting around 6PM, there will be free entertainment on Beverley Street and at the Wharf. It’s family friendly, and many stores are staying open later, too. (Pufferbellies is open ’til 8 on Fridays.)
There are two new Sunday brunch spots downtown — Cranberry’s and Byers Street Bistro. I haven’t tried either yet — I tried to get into Bistro a couple of weeks ago, but it was completely packed so we headed to Mill Street instead. With all those options plus Mockingbird, downtown has pretty much got a delicious brunch on every block!
Finally, one of my favorite downtown businesses is for sale — Turtle Lane. The owner, Rebecca, is ready to head off on a new adventure and she needs a buyer for her beautiful shop.