Renovations completed at the Lexington cider house; Arcadia takeaway store could close
Bull City Ciderworks Celebrates Completion of Renovation; Nana’s in Arcadia announces it could close or reduce hours; you can vote for the Thomasville Park wall design and help paint it. Here’s what’s going on in Davidson County.
Renovation completed at Bull City Ciderworks
Lexington’s Bull City Ciderworks took place on Saturday to celebrate the completion of a major renovation project.
Upgrades include bar upgrades and new outdoor seating options. A re-inauguration and ribbon cutting took place at noon on Saturday.
Located in the historic Depot District, Davidson County CEO John Clowney and his partners began redesigning their business in October 2020. Upgrades include the addition of air conditioning with air conditioning and heating to the bathroom, the addition of an office and a living room employee.
“We are delighted with the results of the renovation,” Clowney said. “We had a wonderful group of service providers working on the project led by Hedrick Creative Builders on building upgrades and Universal Landscaping on landscape design and installation.
The most notable change made with the renovations of around $ 850,000 is the new entrance to the taproom and the taproom itself. Visitors coming from the Fifth Avenue side of Bull City are greeted with a new natural and grassy outdoor seating area with fire pits. The fireplaces are each 10 feet in diameter. A huge mural by Lexington’s Jeff Beck spans the outdoor seating area and there’s a new mural in the conference room as well.
Just beyond the budding seating area is a two-level covered seating area. Climbing a few steps to the second level of covered patio seating will reveal two new glass doors providing entry into the renovated taproom with a mural by former Lexington resident Lauren Yates.
The outdoor spaces can accommodate 500 to 600 people. The new taproom and bar have 24 taps – eight more taps than before – 40 seats in the larger bar and 100 more seats in the taproom. Additionally, there is an 800 square foot retail space right next to the taproom.
“Our plan has always been to improve the space and create a wonderful indoor / outdoor experience for our community,” said Clowney. “We have achieved this goal with this series of enhancements.
Arcadia area takeout store will reduce hours of operation or may close
Nana’s, a take-out business in the Arcadia community, announced on its Facebook page last week that it may be closing its storefront or reducing its uptime.
While the catering side of the business called An Event to Remember is booming, the storefront has not received the same type of support from the community, said Terri Mello, one of the owners.
“Nana’s will be closed this week,” Mello, the owner, wrote on May 12 on the company’s Facebook page. “Thank you for your patronage and kind words. We make the difficult decision to stay open year round or just be open to holiday selections. We honor all gift cards and holidays that have already been planned and booked. with us. We appreciate those of you who have supported us this year. Our catering business is doing well and will stay in this same room. “
Mello opened the storefront and restaurant in May 2020 with her daughter, Kayla Johnson. The store had a huge range of single serve and family sized platters of baked spaghetti, chicken marsala, enchiladas, meatloaf, macaroni and cheese, fresh salads and more. There is also a bakery.
“Basically we just don’t have people coming to the store regularly,” she says.
The store recently reduced its opening days from five to three.
“Our restaurant business is extremely busy,” she said. “Nana just wasn’t that kind of business that people came to often… We are discussing what to do in the future. We do well during holidays and special events like Christmas Day. mothers. We could just decide to open the store at that time. We could close. We are talking about what to do in the future. “
Participate in the selection of murals at the Thomasville skate park
Thomasville Parks and Recreation staff are interested in getting the public’s input into the design of the murals planned for the Doak Park skate park.
Lexington artist Jeff Beck, also known as @ _nos_1977, creates design choices for the mural, and the public can vote starting May 17 on any design they want. In addition, the public is invited to help paint the chosen design.
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The vote will take place on Thomasville Parks and Recreation Facebook page. Voting will end on May 23. The winning design will be announced on May 24.
“Skateboards, helmets and water bottles will be distributed on Paint Day, which is now scheduled for Saturday, June 12,” said Molly Hussey, program director of the Thomasville Parks Recreation Department.
She said ministry staff are thrilled to have a program to provide park skaters and the opportunity to have a voice and a hand in the murals come to life. The murals will be on each of the quarter pipes and will descend onto the concrete.
“We just want to brighten up the park with fun and colorful murals,” she said.
– Jill Doss-Raines is The Dispatch’s Senior Topics & Personality Profiles reporter and is always on the lookout for advice on entertainment businesses and events, secret new menu items and interesting people in Davidson County. Contact me at [email protected] and subscribe to the-dispatch.com.