Downtown LYH is growing strong, and a few prominent people have taken notice. The buildings within our historical, 18th-century cityscape are undergoing a beautiful restoration, transforming into new contemporary amenities and eateries that residents and visitors can enjoy with friends and family. Here are the new businesses we’ve recently welcomed to the LYH community.
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Mama Crockett’s Cider Donuts
Location: 500 Fifth Street
This popular food truck, famous for slinging the region’s best apple cider donuts, now has its own storefront on 5th Street. Super fans will be delighted to know that the new store is not only selling their hot-and-ready cinnamon sugar rolled donuts by the dozen, but they’re expanding their menu to include new flavors to roll your donut in, like chocolate dust and caramel crunch, as well as signature dips, like Nutella and cream cheese.
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Tahini’s Mediterranean Grill
Location: 912 Main Street
Joining the Main Street strip is Tahini’s, a mediterranean-style, fast-casual eatery with a southern hospitality twist. Their menu includes classic dishes like shawarma and falafel that can be served either in a pita, over rice or over salad. You’ll also find mouthwatering, traditional desserts like baklava as well as fan-favorite sides like hummus and pita bread.
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TaleTellers Fly Shop
Location: 920 Commerce Street
It only makes sense to have a fishing supply store next to the historic James River. Strategically located on Commerce Street, only a few blocks from the iconic riverfront, you’ll find TaleTellers Fly Shop. Here, fly fishing enthusiasts can purchase handmade flies as well as supplies to make your own DIY flies. They also offer fly tying classes and guided tours too!
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Location: 56 9th Street
A store dedicated to the love of aged books and good wine and beer, need we say more? Et Martem (formerly Hoppy Books) is a used bookstore that breaks away from the traditional combo of literature + tea and instead offers a collection of artisan-crafted wine, beer and cider. They also sell some unique giftable items, like bags, jewelry and have one of Lynchburg’s best supplies of zany, snarky greeting cards.
Want to witness the Downtown renaissance in-person? Come visit one of the best small cities in America by taking the Amtrak into our historic Kemper Station.