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Old 07-16-2010, 09:10 PM
 
Location: Huntington, WV
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New name, vision for Heritage Village - The Herald Dispatch

"HUNTINGTON -- The sign says "Heritage Village," but the name and vision have changed.

In June, members of the Greater Huntington Park and Recreation board voted in favor of changing the name to Heritage Station to better reflect the history of the former train station at Veterans Memorial Boulevard and 11th Street.

"The thought behind it is you've already got villages, and since the area was the B&O Railroad station and there is an active train track across the street, we thought it might be a good thing to call it a station," said Jim McClelland, director of the park district.

With that also comes a change it how the station will market itself. Currently, Heritage Station houses the administrative offices for the park district and the Greater Huntington Convention and Visitor's Bureau, along with 16 shops that offer a variety of products and services.

Going forward, they hope to cater more to artists, artisans and fledgling businesses, said Thomas McChesney, whose company is in charge of marketing Heritage Station.

"We're beginning what we believe to be an 18-month cycle, where, as spaces open, we are going to fill them in a proactive and intentional way with shops that are palatable and represent the area," McChesney said.

The vision is that potters, weavers and other artists will take advantage of the low monthly lease rates and help turn Heritage Station into a place that's more than a just a stop at the CVB to pick up area maps.

"We're trying to make this a leisurely stop," said CVB Director Tyson Compton. "Not just a place to pick up brochures, but a place where you can shop or eat."

Compton added that they are actively seeking an eatery to sublease the restaurant, which they believe will add to the experience of what people can see and do.

While McChesney said there already is a good foundation of the types of tenants envisioned for Heritage Station, they believe more can and will come as space opens. Types of businesses they hope to attract are special retail such as used books, art galleries, artisan gift store, home decor, photographers and specialty apparel. They also said a cigar room or salon and spa would fit well the new vision.

Examples of food and beverage shops are smoothies, specialty chocolate, fresh bakery, specialty beer and wine or a cheese shop, among others."



Entrepreneurs who would like to learn more about opportunities at Heritage Station are invited to attend a public information session at the Convention and Visitors Bureau offices at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 10. Information also be found by contacting Compton at 304-525-7333 or tyson@wvvisit.org.
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Old 07-20-2010, 08:14 AM
 
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Editorial: 'New' Heritage Station can be key part of downtown - The Herald Dispatch
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Old 09-14-2010, 10:52 PM
 
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Plan aims to promote, increase foot traffic to Heritage Station - The Herald Dispatch
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:31 PM
 
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Here's on update on the re-development of Heritage Station in Huntington:

Two new shops coming to Heritage Station - The Herald Dispatch
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Old 02-03-2011, 08:05 AM
 
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As another update, a new bakery is opening in Heritage station on Feb. 14 and will focus on breads, cookies and pastries. They are also having a meeting this weekend for anyone interested in opening up a shop here in Huntington. Here's a link about the River and Rail Bakery and the press release on what they are looking for for new shops:

New Bakery Coming to Huntington - WOWK-TV - WOWKTV.com (http://wowktv.com/story.cfm?func=viewstory&storyid=93552 - broken link)

"As space becomes available, the Shops at Heritage Village are being filled with local artisans, personal service providers and unique food vendors. We want this to be a destination that reflects our community's character. It's a purposeful development; we're taking time to ensure the businesses compliment each other in a cohesive environment.

With support from the CVB/marketing, training from Unlimited Futures, merchant's association, a four season outdoor market, annual events and the extreme low cost leases, utilities and inspiring space, this is the time and place to let your dreams take flight.

It doesn't cost a thing to learn more. Attendance is not a committment. We want people who have a passion for what they do. People who want to be there and share their creativity with others. The sky is the limit!

We are specifically seeking (but not AT ALL LIMITED to): ethnic foods or category specific short order eateries (Gyros, Crepes, Bagels, UNIQUE pizza by the slice, artisan ice cream/gelato, Spanish tapas, Cuban, vegetarian). Unique services: gentleman's salon (shoe shine/hair/shave), pet grooming/retail, leather repair/handcrafted items, silversmith/custom creations Retail: Inventory MANAGED brand re-sale shop, denim, glass/housewares, vintage clothing, vintage furniture, architectural salvage, cheese, wine, fish, meat, loose flowers, chocolate, etc.

There are multiple artists (jewelry makers, photographers, sculptors, painters, etc.) interested in sharing gallery/retail space. Ask about it.

JOIN US Saturday, February 5th, 10:30 a.m.-Noon, at Heritage Station. If you can't attend, but are interested call or reply to this e-mail.

Call the Cabell County Convention and Visitors Bureau for information 304-525-7333. "
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:20 AM
 
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Another new shop is opening in Huntington's Heritage Station. Jameson Cigar Company is a local company that makes their own cigars but up to this point has only sold them online. They are opening their first shop in Heritage Station. Here's the info:

Jameson Cigar Company Coming to Huntington

Jameson Cigar Co. || Welcome to Jameson Cigar Co.!
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Old 02-24-2011, 07:52 PM
 
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Another new shop is opening in Huntington's Heritage Station. Jameson Cigar Company is a local company that makes their own cigars but up to this point has only sold them online. They are opening their first shop in Heritage Station. Here's the info:

Jameson Cigar Company Coming to Huntington

Jameson Cigar Co. || Welcome to Jameson Cigar Co.!
Now, I like that idea. Of course, the cigar and coffee combination might not work as well for them as the cigar and bar notion, which would probably be more fun. I do not like the trend of forbidding folks to smoke if that is their choice. People also can choose to patronize or not to patronize a business. The fact that there would be smoking in a cigar establishment is self-
explainatory.
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Old 04-08-2011, 04:22 PM
 
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Another update for Heritage Station:

HUNTINGTON — A specialty beer and cheese store that will allow customers to “build” their own six-pack among other things will open at Heritage Station in May.

In addition to specialty beers and cheeses, Bottle & Wedge will offer jams, meats and products for home brewers, owner Blaine Crabtree says. It will open in the historic bank building at Heritage Station, located at the corner of 11th Street and Veterans Memorial Boulevard.


Specialty beer and cheese store coming to Heritage Station - The Herald Dispatch
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Old 04-26-2011, 11:27 AM
 
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Another new store opening at Heritage station:

HUNTINGTON — The Greater Huntington Parks and Recreation District announced the newest tenant at Heritage Station will be Watercolor Dreams Gallery, an art gallery and studio that will open in early May.

Owned by local artists Bruce and Lillianne Bowersock, Watercolor Dreams Gallery will share space with Peake Office Solutions, the Tri-State’s local Xerox Agency.

“We’re very excited to move into Heritage Station. We love the energy and excitement that surrounds the area now,” Lillianne Bowersock said in a press release. “We’ve been blessed to have had our work shown in galleries around the region, but it is literally a dream come true to now have our own gallery space.”
Continued at the link below:

New gallery to open at Heritage Station - The Herald Dispatch
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Old 08-12-2011, 08:23 AM
 
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They are now planning to add a monthly outdoor market at Heritage Station. Should be interesting, especially if it can turn into a weekly event.

HUNTINGTON -- Beginning in September, Heritage Station will host a monthly outdoor market, called The Downtown Market at Heritage Station. It will feature a variety of goods for sale, and organizers are seeking artists, artisans, performers, entrepreneurs, growers and food-based businesses to participate.

Public forums are planned for 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, and on Thursday, Aug. 18, at the Visitors Center to discuss the market with interested vendors.

Anyone interested in learning more may contact Event Solutions at 304-523-7526.


Artisans, vendors sought for outdoor market at Heritage Station - The Herald Dispatch
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