By Sarah Richardson


Bright Construction has been hard at work finishing up the renovations of Stratton Alley. New seating areas and planters now occupy the former roadway. Sarah Richardson photo.

Two of the shops in Stratton Alley are officially open for business after an unveiling was held this past weekend on August 3. Adorn Handcrafts and The Upper Cut Salon are both open for regular business hours, and the rest of the alley won’t be far behind. The unveiling last weekend doubled as a fundraiser for Greenbrier Community School, with food prepared by Brandon Kidd and sourced from Swift Level Fine Meats. Adam DeGraff, The Instigatorz, and more entertained the crowds from the City National Bank drive-through, which runs parallel to the alley.

The Court and Stratton Redevelopment Project has been underway since late last year, and soon the entire alleyway will be revamped into a hip new area for downtown Lewisburg.  Joining Adorn and the Upper Cut in Stratton Alley will be a restaurant and a taproom, both of which feature unique garage-style sliding doors that allow patrons to dine both inside and out.

Jill McIntyre, owner of Adorn, said, “We had wonderful traffic…

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