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Prom Gown Sale!

March 17, 2012
The YWCA is hosting a prom dress sale! Come down to Theatre Bristol, located at 506 State Street and pick out your perfect dress for the 2012 prom. Call 423-968-9444 for more information.

Spring Trunk Shows at Wm King!

March 15, 2012
Mark your calendars! Spring merchandise is arriving daily and looks great... you will notice the minute that you walk through our doors that the clothing and sportswear this season is all about color, and lots of it! We look forward to seeing you soon and showing you our own interpretation of classic clothing for ladies and gentlemen. Thursday, March 15 — Ladies, 12 — 8 pm, Bristol Store. We will be unveiling our new spring collection including three new lines — Johnston's of Elgin, Sheridan French and Tuccia DiCapri. Thursday, March 22, Bills Khakis 12 — 8 pm, Bristol Store, Come and meet the 'Man in Khaki' himself — Bill Thomas, owner and designer of world famous Bills Khakis.

The Grape Easel... Helping Joe Blow Create Van Gogh!

March 15, 2012
The featured painting this evening is Tuscan Home. Painting events start @ 6PM and are $30+tax per person (includes EVERYTHING- canvas, paint, tools & instruction- You just show up!) This is NOT a painting class. It is very relaxed & informal. The point is to have fun & allow yourself the option to get as creative as you want. NO SKILL IS REQUIRED, really! *Pre-registration is suggested, 276-644-1428 or info@blowfishemporium.com. Minimum of 5 people or event is cancelled. If cancelled, notice will be posted on Facebook & Twitter. For more information, please visit our website at www.blowfishemporium.com.

St. Patricks Day Celebration — 2 Venues, 1 Location!

March 15, 2012
Looking to celebrate St. Patty's Day — 620 State and The Foundation Event Facility have you covered! Starting on Thursday the 15th — The NOMADZ with a BOURDON & BLUES JAM, Friday, 16th local favorite- Annie Robinette and Saturday, 17th — Woody Wood, Winner of CMT television show Big Break will all be at 620 State Street. For more information call 423-652-0314 or visit www.620state.com. LIVE! At The Foundation on Saturday, March 17th MAC ARNOLD & PLATE FULL O'BLUES will play.Mac's blues experience includes playing with legends: James Brown, BB King, Muddy Waters, Otis Spannand many more.For more information please call 423-279-0400!

VOTE BRISTOL for TUPELO HONEY CAFE!


Pancakes @ Tupelo Honey Cafe
March 14, 2012
Bristol Supporters HELP — Tupelo Honey Cafe is asking a Facebook question (a contest if you will) to determine which city gets a visit to be considered for their next restaurant at the following link: http://www.facebook.com/questions/10150606127183022/. Simply click on "Bristol, VA" under the comments....then FORWARD THIS EMAIL WITH ALL YOUR FRIENDS! Historic Downtown Bristol ~ Bristol Motor Speedway ~ Birthplace of Country Music ~ Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion ~ Believe in Bristol.... Tupelo Honey would be a great addition!!!!

The Bristol Grind House is now OPEN!


Congratulations Samantha and Ross Mikesell!
March 14, 2012
For all you die hard Java J's fans don't be alarmed, owner Julie Marion has passed the torch to her employees Samantha and Ross Mikesell. After working for her for a few years they approached Julie about purchasing the business and have been in negotiations since late 2011. After the sale of the building in Feburary and the new owner being intent on keeping the coffee shop as a downtown staple they purchased the business from Julie herself. They took the first week of March to revamp the store and put their own personal touch on things before reopening as The Bristol Grind House on March 3rd. Their focus is on quality local coffee and cafe food and hope to remain a downtown fixture carrying on what has been more than a decade long tradition on State Street. Their new menu includes fresh cafe sandwiches and a variety of salads, as well as locally made pastries and bread. Feel free to stay awhile in the cozy atmosphere and have a latte while you take advantage of the free Wi-Fi and a selection of boardgames to play with friends. Stop by and sip away the troubles of the daily grind at The Bristol Grind House.

Warner on Your Corner

March 14, 2012
Representatives from Senator Mark Warner’s office will be traveling to your area to assist individuals who have specific questions or problems with federal agencies. These are part of a series of “constituent services on wheels” events that we’re calling “Warner on Your Corner.” Here is where we will be this week: Date: Wednesday, March 14 Time: 10am – 12pm Location: Bristol Public Library — 701 Goode St., Bristol, VA 24201 A more complete list of all our stops across the Commonwealth can be found at http://warner.senate.gov.

For Immediate Lease: 511 State Street, Bristol, VA

March 13, 2012
511 State Street — Former Fandango location and most recently Greyfield Home. Great location in Downtown Bristol, VA! Current shop owner is starting a family and is taking a few years off from her business, so this wonderful location is back on the market. The space is located between Dent. K. Burk Accounting and The Fabric Gallery/ Upholstery Shop, it is across the street from Theatre Bristol and the Paramount Center for the Arts.
Click here to read more.

Upcoming Events

Artistic Excellence Exhibition

March 03 - 31, 2012

Warner on Your Corner

March 14, 2012

Kim Lyons to perform at 620 State

March 14, 2012

a peace of me workshop at blowfish emporium

March 14, 2012

The Nomadz Band to perform at 620 State

March 15, 2012

Painting class at blowfish emporium

March 15, 2012

Ladies trunk show at William King Clothiers

March 15, 2012

Beer Tasting at Inari Wines

March 16, 2012

Annie Robinette to perform ay 620 State

March 16, 2012

Prom Gown Sale

March 17, 2012

Free IRS Tax Prep

March 17, 2012

Woody Wood to perform at 620 State

March 17, 2012

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

March 17, 2012

Mac Arnold and Plate Full O' Blues to perform at 620 State

March 17, 2012

Free IRS Tax Prep

March 20, 2012

Painting class at blowfish emporium

March 22, 2012

Trunk Show at William King Clothiers

March 22, 2012

Beer Tasting at Inari Wines

March 23, 2012

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

March 24, 2012

Free IRS Tax Prep

March 24, 2012

Paint Your Own Tom Shoes at blowfish emporium

March 24, 2012

YWCA hosts prom dress sale

March 24, 2012

Free IRS Tax Prep

March 27, 2012

a peace of me workshop at blowfish emporium

March 28, 2012

painting class at blowfish emporium

March 29, 2012

Art D'Vine — A Gallery Hop on State Street

March 30, 2012

Beer Tasting at Inari Wines

March 30, 2012

Free IRS Tax Prep

March 31, 2012

Free IRS Tax Prep

April 03, 2012

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

April 07, 2012

Easter Egg Hunt and Easter Bonnet Parade

April 07, 2012

Free IRS Tax Prep

April 07, 2012

Free IRS Tac Prep

April 10, 2012

2nd Annual Clothesline Project

April 14, 2012

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

April 14, 2012

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

April 21, 2012

Wine Tasting at Inari Wines

April 28, 2012

Art D'Vine — A Gallery Hop on State Street

June 08, 2012

Art D'Vine — A Gallery Hop on State Street

July 13, 2012

Art D'Vine — a Gallery Hop on State Street

August 10, 2012

Art D'Vine — A Gallery Hop on State Street

October 26, 2012

Art D'Vine — A Gallery Hop on State Street

December 07, 2012

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