Block 300 Ribbon Cuttings

Three ribbon cuttings were held Thursday morning in the Block 300 development, an ambitious project by local developers to repurpose abandoned or under-used buildings in the 300 block of downtown London.

Mayor Troy Rudder first cut the ribbon for Local Honey, a new farm to table restaurant with a ”hip eclectic comfort foods” vibe. Co-owner Phil Smith said the response has been tremendous since the opening and the restaurant is expanding to include lunch hours.

Amber Royster, owner of Redeemed Boutique, first began her ladies’ fashion shop online, then expanded to a physical location when one became available in Block 300.

The third ribbon cutting was held at The Make Space, a shared creative space in downtown offering art, education, and community opportunities. Gabbi Hartzell gave details about how the unique space came about. She is one of the four women who have shops there, along with Lisa Smith, Megan Angel, and Denise Abner. Congratulations to all the owners, managers and employees for this amazing vision to revitalize an entire block in downtown London.

New Local Event Venue

Come Together is London’s newest event venue created by local, Channing Price.

“I dream of living in a city of London that is full of genuine kindness toward others, thoughtful fellowship, creativity and opportunity for everyone. We are just getting started, and one way we are doing that is by hosting pop-up market events,” said Price.

Their next Small Business Saturday Market will take place on November 28th 11am-7pm.

The Small Business Saturday market was created to give community members an opportunity to display in-person on Small Business Saturday alongside like-minded business people who value community over competition.

Holiday Market

Visit the Holiday Artisan Market at 206 North Main St. Do some holiday shopping or to treat yourself after the week! They’ve slowly been adding more vendors to the market, so come see the new things on display!

Holiday at the Market

A large crowd turned out for downtown London’s “Holiday At the Market,” which was created to encourage residents to purchase Christmas gifts from local small businesses, crafters, artists, and farmers. The city of London Tourism along with the London-Laurel County Farmer’s Market sponsored the event.

Space heaters kept the market nice and warm for shoppers as they walked along rows of bright crafts and gifts from area artists. Hot chocolate and Christmas songs from local youth gave the event a festive holiday spirit.

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