We did a little window shopping the other day, for ideas and to scope out future sources for decorations and ingredients.
We started out the day at the Winchester City Market, a relatively new (and great!) addition to the downtown walking mall.
Bonnie and Holly were mostly interested in getting familiar with the produce spread, though we aren’t currently planning to have a tomato beer when we open, so I’m not sure what Bonnie was getting distracted by.
After the market, we took a little trip down to Front Royal to visit a place we had heard rumors about.
It’s a house salvage place called “Architectural Old House Parts,” and it’s full of magic.
If you’re in the Front Royal area, I highly suggest stopping by this place. Great inventory – we will almost certainly be back through here.
As a sidenote, we stopped for a “research” trip to the cool little spot Pavemint Taphouse in town, and had a delightful lunch. I even met a 96-year-old woman who told me how she traded her Oldsmobile in at the dealership that used to run out of the building, and then bought it back a month later. And then bought a Jaguar 2 months after that. Definitely the kind of person I could be friends with.
Keep checkin’ in, we’ll keep you up to date on what’s going on! And with it being (again) just beautiful outside today, you should head down to the downtown mall, walk around, and maybe strike up a conversation with a stranger. You never know what stories they’ll have to tell.