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Lynchburg Community Market

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Jennifer Kennedy
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(434) 455-4485
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1219 Main St, Central Business District, Lynchburg, Virginia, 24504
The Market History
Since 1783 the Lynchburg Community Market has played a key role in the development and growth of downtown Lynchburg. The first Lynchburg Community Market was located on Water Street (now known as Ninth Street) and was an important economic contributor to the growth of Lynchburg. The 1783 Market was an open-air market, and served as the central social gathering place for the city. As Lynchburg grew, the Market grew also, and was rebuilt in 1814 in the center of Water Street. The Market served as a town square for the community, with city-wide notices and speakers throughout the day and evening.
In 1872, the Market was enlarged and rebuilt on Main Street, between 11th and 12th Streets to better serve the growing population, which had grown rapidly due to the expansion of the railroad through Lynchburg. Completed in the fall of 1873, the new Market had enclosed spaces and an auditorium on site. Today, after many changes in building style and location, the Community Market and Armory stands on the corner of Main and 12th Streets, opening its doors on July 2, 1932. The market continued to play an important role in the community until the 1950’s when community markets across the United States declined due to the growth of supermarkets and suburban development. In 1987, the Market went through its final architectural renovation to date, with landscaping, new parking outside Farmer’s stalls.
With easy access to nearby neighborhoods, as well as visitors, the Market is an essential part of the revitalization of downtown. In the summer of 2004 various stakeholder groups, including City of Lynchburg staff, Lynch’s Landing and Friends of the Community Market formed a task force to plan for the future of the Market. In July, the Project for Public Spaces (PPS), based in New York, came to evaluate the Market. The PPS group spent three days meeting with citizens, vendors and staff in a series of interviews and discussions. In early October they returned with their final report. Read the PPS Community Market Report.
The recommendations of the Community Market Task Force, approved by Council in February 2005, focused on improving the management of the market; converting the parking lot to a Market Square; renovating the interior of the market; and improving the merchandising and marketing of products and vendors.
In 2006, the City hired a local firm, Calloway Johnson Moore and West (CJMW), to provide architectural services for the design of the interior renovations and the Market Square. As part of the work, CJMW, enlisted the assistance of Market Ventures, Inc., to conduct market research, develop merchandising and design concepts, conduct a financial analysis of the market, and develop management and operations guidelines. This phase of the work resulted in a detailed redevelopment plan for the Community Market. There are several conclusions from the report that drive future design decisions. Please read the report here



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1120 Main St, Central Business District, Lynchburg, Virginia, 24504
All over the world food brings people together. Family and friends, neighbors and strangers, all gather around tables to enjoy an informal ritual. At dish our mission is to offer our clientele the finest food and beverages from many different cultures so they may explore diverse tastes and experience the passion of the world of food. dish is designed to provide our guests with many options for dining. They are encouraged to order and sample a few of the small plates to share or combine several for an entire meal. Each person may choose only small plates or they can follow their small plate selection with one of our entrees from the daily special chalkboard. To encourage sharing and family style dining we also offer a selection of side dishes to round out any meal. There are no rigid rules, eat what you like -- a nibble of this a taste of that. For dessert we will offer various house made pies served a al mode or on their own. In addition, the entire inventory at dish is available to go -- whether it is beer or wine, olive oil or fresh produce, cheese or bread -- our customers may purchase the ingredients for a meal or we will package any menu item to go.
We believe that dining is not only a meal but an occasion for camaraderie and relaxation. Our owner-operated staff promises to remain informed and attentive, providing our clientele with a unique dining experience. It is our mission at dish to offer you a beautiful meal, whether in our dining room or yours.

Jimmy's on the James

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610 Commerce St, Central Business District, Lynchburg, Virginia, 24504
The Story of Jimmy's on the James

Having been in the restaurant and entertainment business for most of the last twenty years, I am pleased to offer a place where the two are combined for a unique, intimate and fun experience.
I have had this vision for a long time. I touched on it with "Southern Culture" in Richmond, Virginia during the 90's. Now with a top drawer staff of folks who share my vision, and the expertise to make it a reality we proudly present "JIMMY'S ON THE JAMES" part speak-easy, part bistro, part supper club, and all good.
With superb food, splendid drinks, a song or two from yours truly, and who knows what else. We here at JIMMY'S insist on an experience you will receive nowhere else. So enjoy yourself.
It's mandatory!

-- Jim Dudley

Isabella's Italian Trattoria

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(434) 385-1660
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4925 Boonsboro Rd, Bedford Hills, Lynchburg, Virginia, 24503
Isabella's Italian Trattoria is a family-owned neighborhood restaurant serving contemporary northern Italian cuisine in a sophisticated, yet casual setting.  Isabella's has formed strong relationships with local farmers to highlight the best ingredients of central Virginia.  Isabella's is the perfect choice for a night out with friends, a special date, or a business event. The restaurant offers a variety of dining choices - casual bar dining, patio dining, private dining from groups of 15 to 25, and semi-private dining for groups from 30-40.  Isabella's also has a retail wine market on premises offering hand-selected wines from around the globe at very competitive prices.

The Cavalier

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Wells Duffy
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2920 Rivermont Ave, Riverside, Lynchburg, Virginia, 24503
Review from :
  David K. Louisa, VA To be concise, this place is delicious. 

To expound, this is one of my absolute favorite places to eat in Lynchburg... It might be number one. The fries are, as you've previously read, on another level of good. They come fresh and hot always and are seasoned with what I can only assume is a powder derived from finely ground unicorn's horn. 
I've only had the burger... I keep getting it... It keeps being tasty... 
This place is a dive to be sure, but that and the food is what makes it a great burger place. Seating and space are limited though, so you may want to keep that in mind if you plan on make this an 8pm thing and can't sit elbow to elbow at a bar. 

That said, why are you still reading this? Got there. Go there now! And make sure you bring cash.

White Hart Cafe

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1208 Main Street, Central Business District, Lynchburg, Virginia, 24504
The White Hart Cafe is Lynchburg's favorite independent coffee shop. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and roasting their coffee beans in-house, The White Hart also hosts live music and serves wine, as well as local craft beer. Visit them on facebook/whitehartcafe and on twitter @thewhitehartllc

City Place Food & Company

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(434) 237-7660
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101 Northwynd Circle, Wyndhurst, Lynchburg, Virginia, 24502
For over five years City Place Food & Company has served Wyndhurst and Central Virginia by offering outstanding custom bakery and catering services, as well as an eat-in deli, serving sandwiches and salads daily.

Blackwater Coffee Company

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(434) 207-5600
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3405 Candlers Mountain Road, Suite A30, Lynchburg, Virginia, 24502
Blackwater coffee is your locally-owned coffee shop located in River Ridge Mall. Roasted fresh daily on Main St. in Lynchburg, Blackwater Coffee is always single-origin, so you can taste the difference in varieties from around the globe. Visit them on Facebook/blackwatercoffee

Home Services

Dream Landscapes

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Dream Landscapes Inc.
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The Best in Residential Lawn & Landscape Management
Has your prior experience with a landscape company left you with more problems than solutions? People work with us because of our unwavering pursuit of client satisfaction and passion for a job well done. We fully guarantee our work to your satisfaction and won’t leave you questioning if you received what you were expecting.
We are your Experts
Dream Landscapes’ primary objective is to create lifetime clients by providing valuable consultation services as well as cost effective and sustainable solutions to their landscape challenges.
Are you proud of having the current landscape provider on your property? Our clients tell us that our team of respectful and professional craftsman produce results that thrill them.

Evergreen Basement Systems

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Shauna Parsons
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456 Old Courthouse Rd, Appomattox, Virginia, 24522
Basement Waterproofing, Crawl Space Encapsulation, Foundation Repair, Radon Mitigation in Albemarle, Montgomery, and Augusta County
Serving greater Charlottesville, Harrisonburg, Roanoke, Lynchburg and Christiansburg
  Evergreen Basement Systems is western Virginia's expert basement waterproofing, crawl space, sump pump installation and foundation repair contractor serving central VA.
Our company specializes in services such as:
Eliminating Water in Basements Sump Pump Installations Basement Repair Crawl Space Encapsulation Foundation Repair Moisture Control Replacement Basement Windows Egress Windows Radon Gas Mitigation We service Roanoke, Charlottesville, Lynchburg, Harrisonburg, Danville, Salem, Blacksburg, Staunton, Waynesboro, Martinsville, Radford, Christiansburg, Rocky Mount, Bedford, Covington, Pulaski, Farmville, Bassett, South Boston, Luray, Palmyra, Elkton, Dublin, Forest, Lexington, Madison Heights and surrounding areas in Western and Central Virginia.
We have over 18 years of experience building basements and making them dry. There is no problem too big or too small that we cannot handle!
Whether you want to build a new foundation, repair your existing foundation, make your basement livable or your crawl space dry, we have the experience and knowledge to provide you with excellent service.

Real Estate & Insurance

Erie Insurance

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Connie Kesler
Contact Phone Number
(434) 528-2880
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808 Wiggington Road #B, Wiggington Heights, Lynchburg, Virginia, 24502
Our agency is conveniently located in Lynchburg serving Forest, Bedford and the Greater Lynchburg areas. We offer a full line of personal and commercial insurance products, to include auto, home, business and life insurance. As an independent agency, we are dedicated to providing exceptional service and quality insurance products at the very best prices available. We value the needs of our community and welcome the opportunity to serve you and your neighbors.

T.Y. Mortgage

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Drew Jaeger
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15115 Forest Road, Forest, Virginia, 24551
T.Y. Mortgage, LLC, has a team of experienced and highly skilled loan consultants that will help you determine which loan option is best suited for your situation. At T.Y. Mortgage, we help you get the loan that you want in the time frame you want it in.                                                                                                                                     Our Philosophy is "Customer First!" We want you to be so pleased with your experience that you will be a repeat client for life for all your mortgage financing needs. We currently originate about eighty percent of our loans by referral from our many satisfied customers and we look forward to adding you to our family of clients. Our professionalism and customer service is highly rated in the mortgage industry.
    At T.Y. Mortgage, we have succeeded in making the loan process as easy and simple as possible and we consistently close our loans on time. We hope that you will tell your friends and family about the wonderful service at T.Y. Mortgage. 
NMLS#: 158115

Rhonda Holt Summit Mortgage

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Rhonda Holt
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(434) 221-6361
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Rhonda worked for over 15 years in the Banking industry in Lynchburg before joining Summit Mortgage in April 2009. Rhonda is a talented and experienced Loan Officer ready to help you find the best solution for your mortgage needs. 
NMLS 217259
Senior Loan Consultant
517 Leesville Rd
Suite 102
Lynchburg, VA
Office:(434) 237-1027
Cell:(434) 221-6361
Fax:(866) 635-2318
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McLean Mortgage

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TJ Kuczewski
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(434) 329- 9916
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1179 Vista Park Drive, Forest, Virginia, 24551
Contact Us • 866-670-2018  
Making the Home Finance Process Easier and More Rewarding For Our Clients
The employees of McLean Mortgage have generations of experience in real estate and financing and this has enabled us to create a process that allows our clients to experience a celebratory occasion as opposed to a sense of frustration about loan procedures.
Many of our referrals come to us because they had been frustrated by the mortgage process in the past. Many times we find that this occurred because they did not understand the process and their mortgage institution did not communicate effectively with their clients. Our mission is to start educating and preparing our clients from the very start of the transaction.
      Our Pledge to You
We will continue to keep you informed throughout the process. Our process will be compliant with the letter of the law and regulations that guide the industry. Yet, we will never lose sight of the fact that the goal is to help our clients achieve the American Dream of Homeownership while maintaining our commitment to making the process memorable for all the right reasons. And if you have a concern, we pledge to work hard to make you more at ease with the results.
It Is Our Goal to Become Your Lender for Life.
If we fund your purchase, we hope to be there if you desire to refinance your mortgage or purchase another home. If we fund your refinance, we want to make sure we are helping you achieve your financial goals by providing the best options for your individual financial needs.
Our business is built on referrals and repeat customers. We understand that serving you is a privilege that we must earn and we pledge to work hard to earn your trust and confidence.
      McLean Core Values
Motivated... to think outside the box.
Character and Integrity... making certain our actions, recommendations and delivery are in the best interest of our clients and our company.
Leadership... continuously taking it upon ourselves to learn more about our craft, our company and the industry.
Excellence... relentlessly pursuing ways to improve upon our job functions, company performance and overall customer experience.
Accountability and Respect... to recognize we all are part of a team and are accountable to our colleagues, partners and clients.
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  Corporate Headquarters: 11325 Random Hills Road, Suite 400 | Fairfax, VA 22030 | Ph: (703) 738-0900
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Matthew Thomas Lawson
Loan Officer
NMLS # 1236114 VA License # MLO-21577VA NC License # MLO I-162685 Direct # 434-942-4964
Matthew Thomas Lawson Can Find You A Lending Solution!
Matt Lawson has experience in both real estate and the mortgage industry. He is a highly motivated professional who is known for his customer service. Matt takes the time to guide his customers through each step of the mortgage loan process to ensure they get the best experience possible.
Matt holds a Bachelor of Science from Liberty University. After college, he spent 5 years in sales and management in new home construction. He then decided to take that knowledge of construction and lending to help home buyers with the prospective home purchase. He has received numerous awards for sales and customer service. He is also a member of the board of directors for the Virginia Manufactured & Modular Housing Association (VAMMHA.)
Existing Home Purchases, New Construction, Manufactured and Modular housing, 1st Time Home Buyer.
Specializes in FHA, VA, USDA, Conventional Mortgage.
Matthew Thomas Lawson is Licensed in VA, NC