Downtown Waynesboro has been booming with new companies and updates recently. Gio’s 503 Salvadorian Restaurant, Pyramid, Tubular Toy Field and Valley Pawn are all new to downtown. The Metropolis Cow is up and working with bike leases and Kroger now has a pickup service.
Courtney Cranor, assistant director with Waynesboro Financial Improvement and Tourism, is worked up concerning the development.
“Clearly, open storefronts generate extra earnings, which creates a stronger tax base for town, however the ripple impact is value noting: New anchor points of interest and Develop Waynesboro companies have strengthened the entrepreneurial and small enterprise ecosystem right here instilling confidence in others to affix the ranks,” Cranor stated. “This revitalization additionally aides within the advertising of Waynesboro to guests. We now have extra locations for people coming off of the Parkway to spend time.”
Gio’s 503 Salvadorian Restaurant is owned by Giovanni Castro-Hernandez, who additionally owns Gio’s Treasures. It’s at 325 East Principal Avenue, within the previous Tastee Freez constructing.
“The placement is nice,” Castro-Hernandez stated. “This place has been on my thoughts… it lastly occurred.”
Gio’s used to have a meals truck on the pawnshop. The Salvadorian restaurant replaces this and provides an even bigger menu with extra selection.
“El Salvador is legendary for pupusas,” he stated.
Along with pupusas, in addition they supply carne asada, gorditas, subs, burgers, salads, wings, breakfast and extra.
Castro-Hernandez is from El Salvador. He grew up there and moved to america when he was 13. He likes to cook dinner and stated the restaurant has been an awesome expertise to this point.
“Probably the most thrilling is for individuals to like your meals,” he stated. “We’re doing the perfect for our clients.”
The restaurant is open all week from 10 a.m. till 9 p.m.
Pyramid is at 139 North Wayne Avenue in downtown. It’s a new age apothecary retailer. Anh Stanley, proprietor, has been in enterprise for 12 years on-line and not too long ago moved into the downtown area.
“We give attention to therapeutic the thoughts, physique and spirit,” Stanley stated. “We provide instruments and rituals for individuals to be in contact with their spirituality.”
Pyramid presents a self-serve herb jar, customized skincare merchandise and extra. Merchandise from native artists are featured within the retailer. They plan to supply native artists lessons quickly.
For updates, Pyramid could be discovered on-line at pyramidnewage.com or Fb. They’re closed Tuesday and Thursday and open 11 a.m. till 6 p.m. the remainder of the week.
Additionally new to North Wayne Avenue is The Tubular Toy Field LLC, 142 North Wayne Ave. They’re a small toy retailer that provides an eclectic mixture of classic, used and new toys and collectibles. Additionally they supply handmade objects from Coker Lane Creations and Stone Cottage Candles.
“Myself and my important different, Ray, are collectors ourselves and actually huge children at coronary heart,” Amanda Stone, proprietor, stated. “We love coming throughout nostalgic issues from our childhood — 80s infants and why I integrated Tubular within the identify.”
They hope to supply the enjoyment of youngsters to all ages at reasonably priced costs. Stone stated Waynesboro is a distinct demographic and there wasn’t something fairly like what they provide previous to the Tubular Toy Field.
“I used to be born and raised in Waynesboro and we reside 5 minutes away,” she stated. “We’re members of the group and actually do need our space to thrive.”
For extra info, go to their Fb and Instragram, @tubulartoyboxva and The Tubular Toy Field LLC.
The Metropolis Cow — 317 E Principal Avenue — now greets individuals with a inexperienced cow exterior of the constructing. The present store and bike rental is now up and working from Wednesday to Sunday 11 a.m. till 7 p.m. The proprietor is Becky Kincaid.
Stanley, Stone and Kincaid all labored with Develop Waynesboro.
Valley Pawn can be new to downtown Waynesboro. It’s on Principal Avenue subsequent to Heritage. Additionally they have places in Staunton and Lexington.
Kroger clients can now store with out leaving their automotive. The shop not too long ago launched the web purchasing service pickup at their retailer in Waynesboro on Arch Avenue.
“We all know how busy life can get and that’s a giant purpose why we all the time try to deliver clients new time-saving options,” Allison McGee, company affairs supervisor for Kroger mid-Atlantic, stated.
With pickup, individuals order groceries on-line or via the Korger cellphone app. Then, they choose a time to select up their order with at the least 4 hours discover. There are designated pickup parking spots.
Kroger presents greater than 40,000 objects via pickup, together with meat, scorching meals, sushi and produce, a launch stated. Virginia legislation prohibits tobacco merchandise and pharmacy prescriptions from being offered via pickup. Present playing cards additionally can’t be offered via Pickup. Kroger waives the $four.95 service cost for the primary three orders and no minimal buy is required.
In Waynesboro, individuals might use paper coupons from their automotive. Waynesboro is one in every of 80 shops within the mid-Atlantic division that supply pickup. Waynesboro Kroger doesn’t supply supply.