Botanical Gardens Receive $1,000 for Upgrades
South Boston Town Council unanimously agreed to give the Southern Virginia Botanical Gardens $1,000 to help secure current fencing around the Healthy Harvest Community Garden at Edmunds Park. Visit the Gazette Virginian to learn more about this project for our community: South Boston Town Council Approves $1,000 for Garden
Christmas Parade Tradition Returns!
Christmas is coming to Downtown South Boston again this year and we’re excited that the Christmas Parade tradition returns! Don’t miss this year’s Superheroes theme – and get ready to decorate your entry into the parade now. We are accepting applications and everyone is welcome to participate. Rules and information are included on our website at this link. See what the Gazette Virginian has to say about the parade too!
Welcome Rory Feek to Downtown South Boston
Get ready for a great time in Downtown South Boston! Country artist, filmmaker, author and farmer Rory Feek will appear at The Prizery’s Chastain Theater at 7pm on Friday, October 22, 2021. Tickets are $29-39 depending on seating location. Visit the Prizery website for more information. Also, more information included in this article in the Gazette Virginian. Mark your calendars now and enjoy being downtown. Arrive early for some afternoon shopping, a seasonal beverage, a brew from Factory Street Brewery, and some shopping.
Downtown South Boston Receives Accreditation
Downtown South Boston designated a 2021 accredited Main Street America Community. Destination Downtown South Boston is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities. They share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by Main Street America. Accreditation required high standards and measurable key indicators of performance. According to the requirements, “ This is a very high distinction! “Main Street communities are part of a national movement with a proven track record for celebrating community character, preserving local history, and generating impressive economic returns,” according to Main Street America. Much work and creativity have gone into bringing Downtown South Boston to this point. The tireless work and creativity of our downtown merchants, property owners, and so many others have created a growing, thriving community where people live, shop, and socialize. We are honored to receive this accreditation and are proud of all of our Downtown South Boston merchants and property owners for helping to make our community such a great place to live, work, and grow!
Small Business Saturday
Small Business Saturday is an American shopping holiday held during the Saturday after Thanksgiving in the United States during one of the busiest shopping periods of the year. It is always the last one in November, so it falls between November 24 and November 30. Small Business Saturday is November 27, 2021 this year. As a consumer, you’re a key part in helping small businesses thrive. By shopping or dining at small businesses throughout the year, you show your support for the businesses in your neighborhood and in the community. How can you celebrate this important day for our locally owned Downtown South Boston businesses and merchants? It’s easy and it’s fun: Buy something from a local business or several local businesses. 2. Post about small businesses on social media using the hashtag #SmallBusinessSaturday. 3. Like and Follow their Facebook page, Instagram and Twitter pages. 4. Comment on their Facebook posts to increase their visibility in the community. 5. Post pictures of your purchases and tag small businesses so others learn more about them. 6. Encourage your family and friends to shop small! Small Business Saturday is a good day for everyone to get out there and support the small businesses that contribute […]
Back the Blue 5k in Downtown SoBo
The Back the Blue 5k was a great success again this year! Thanks to all who participated and to the many people who prepared for the event. Click here to learn more about what happened in the Gazette Virginian.
A Bright Future for Downtown South Boston
Downtown South Boston was honored to have Zachary Whitlow visit our town and document his visit recently. Zachary is a Community Revitalization Specialist at the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development (DHCD), working closely with the agency’s Virginia Main Street (VMS) program and Rural Community Development Initiative (RCDI). He loves helping communities across Virginia unleash the power of small-scale, grassroots revitalization to build a sense of place and ensure economic vitality! We are so excited that Zachary saw the beauty, excitement, and vitality of Downtown South Boston on his visit. Please read his review (link below) in full and then head downtown to explore all that’s available in our community. Our locally owned small businesses on Main Street have their doors wide open, welcoming you with a smile and a huge ‘thank you’ for supporting local business! And thank you Zachary Whitlow for highlighting our town! The Future is Bright in Downtown South Boston
Factory is Brewing
With 8 locally crafted brews on tap, non-alcoholic drinks, snacks, and games, there is something to delight guests of all ages at Factory Street Brewing Company in Downtown South Boston. Set in a historic 1920 tobacco prizery, rehabbed and decorated to show the unique history of this agricultural community, it’s a great place to meet and enjoy time together. Plenty of indoor and outdoor space for social distancing too. Live music, local beer, and more! Visit their Facebook page for information on events, live music, and hours of operation.
Shop Mother Cluckers!
Did you know the owners of Mother Cluckers in Downtown South Boston started a Home Decor Boutique right in the middle of Covid – while working full-time jobs in Healthcare and being wives and moms? Mother Cluckers is a small, unique home decor shop located in downtown South Boston, VA. We strive on bringing warmth into your home, making small changes that make a big difference. We offer many services, including in home decorating consultations. And according to them: “Did you know we had no idea what we were doing.. we just put our heart and soul into it and went for it! Did you know that we are also doing interior design consults and will work within your budget and your style? Did you know we have become successful business owners because of the support of our small town and surrounding areas! And now we have taken on another journey and are now online! Yes, we are now SELLING ONLINE, starting with just a few of our favorite items and although It’s not perfect yet, just bear with us as we are adding and stocking up on our best items!” Check them out online at www.shopmothercluckers.com and click the […]