Help Grow The Art and Music Community in BSG

Where LOVE Runs Deep

Penny
Social Good
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Project Description

The Big Stone Gap General Store & Cafe will join together people from near and far to create community through food, drink, music, arts, crafts, and all things Big Stone Gap. The town was once a booming coal town that helped to build the United States. When the industry left the town, it experienced an enormous decrease in its economy as well as challenges retaining their talented youth to stay and create businesses.

With the quintessential natural beauty of the Appalachian mountains, Big Stone Gap has an immense story to share. Big Stone Gap has historical museums and the longest continually running outdoor drama in Virginia, Trail of the Lonesome Pine. With a population of 5400 people, the general store & cafe will serve the community by showcasing its history and talent within a revitalized downtown historic building that once housed the oldest business and only newspaper of the town, The Post.

We are raising funds to revitalize this 5,000 sq ft building in downtown Big Stone Gap. The building has mid-19th century tin ceilings and wood floors. Underneath its plaster walls, are blocks stamped with by the block maker. Unfortunately, this building needs help to make the space usable for the artists, musicians, and restaurant. We will use the money to create a new face for the building and the musician's stage.

Our initial pre-opening team consists of our family (Brian, Olive, and Penny) as well as the building contractor and the community. Once the business is open, we will hire local people as employees.

 

Any amount of support you can offer is crucial to the success of this project and we give many thanks for helping this vision come to fruition!

The Project FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions:

  • Where is the Big Stone Gap General Store & Cafe located?

     The store & cafe is located at 215 Wood Ave E. Big Stone Gap, Va 24219

  • When will the Big Stone Gap General Store & Cafe open for business?

     The store & cafe is currently being remodeled. It is anticipated to open       

     summer 2019!

 

 

 

Aimee Jones
02/11/2019
$50 Gift Certificate + Bonus
$40
Allred Family
02/11/2019
$50 Gift Certificate + Bonus
$40
Lorenzo Rodriguez
02/11/2019
$50 Gift Certificate + Bonus
$40
Robin Collins
02/08/2019
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$40
02/05/2019
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$50
01/16/2019
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$40
01/14/2019
$50 Gift Certificate + Bonus
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Travis little
01/13/2019
$50 Gift Certificate + Bonus
$40
Josh Sawyers
01/10/2019
BSG General Store T-shirt w/ Vinyl Decal
$40
01/10/2019
$50 Gift Certificate + Bonus
$40
Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

2 Supporters
Contribute
$20
Shout Out on Social Media

Please help us revitalize this beautiful building, full of history by giving a $20.00 pledge!

With your generous pledge, we will give you a LOUD "thank you shout out" on all of our social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). 

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$40
BSG General Store T-shirt w/ Vinyl Decal

Please consider being a part of remodeling this beautiful historic building by pledging $40.

With a $40 pledge, you will receive a BSG General Store T-shirt with 4" Vinyl decal package! 
Choose from Men's black or white OR Women's black or white. Sizes S, M, L. XL, 2XL (men), and 3XL (men).

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$40
$50 Gift Certificate + Bonus

Support remodeling this beautiful historic building by pledging $40.
With your $40 pledge, you will receive one (1) $50 gift certificate and then an additional $10 gift certificate to keep or give to a friend!

Gift certificates are redeemable for cafe food only.

 

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$200
Memorial Table

Imagine honoring a miner, musician, artist, family member or even yourself with the name and date on one of our tables for 2 years!  You will also receive a $25 certificate towards food from the cafe.

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$200
Memorial Rocking Chair or Bench

Imagine honoring a miner, musician, artist, family member or even yourself with the name and date on one of the store's rocking chairs or benches for 2 years!  You will also receive a $25 certificate towards food from the cafe.

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$1,000
Table for 4 at Pre-Opening Celebration

You + 3 will join us at the Private Pre-Opening Celebration for The Big Stone Gap General Store & Cafe! 

  • Your $1000 pledge includes a table for you and 3 guests, 4 pizzas, 4 salads, and 4 refillable non-alcoholic drinks.
  • The Private Pre-Opening Day Celebration will be announced 2 months in advance and is expected to be Summer/Fall 2019. If you will not be able to attend, your gift can be transferred to a $500 voucher towards food and non-alcoholic drink at a later date.
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Rewards

Monetary Contribution

Just Because I Care

2 Supporters
Contribute
$20
Shout Out on Social Media

Please help us revitalize this beautiful building, full of history by giving a $20.00 pledge!

With your generous pledge, we will give you a LOUD "thank you shout out" on all of our social media pages (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram). 

2 Supporters
Select this reward
$40
BSG General Store T-shirt w/ Vinyl Decal

Please consider being a part of remodeling this beautiful historic building by pledging $40.

With a $40 pledge, you will receive a BSG General Store T-shirt with 4" Vinyl decal package! 
Choose from Men's black or white OR Women's black or white. Sizes S, M, L. XL, 2XL (men), and 3XL (men).

199 Left
1 Supporter
Select this reward
$40
$50 Gift Certificate + Bonus

Support remodeling this beautiful historic building by pledging $40.
With your $40 pledge, you will receive one (1) $50 gift certificate and then an additional $10 gift certificate to keep or give to a friend!

Gift certificates are redeemable for cafe food only.

 

86 Left
14 Supporters
Select this reward
$200
Memorial Table

Imagine honoring a miner, musician, artist, family member or even yourself with the name and date on one of our tables for 2 years!  You will also receive a $25 certificate towards food from the cafe.

3 Left
0 Supporters
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$200
Memorial Rocking Chair or Bench

Imagine honoring a miner, musician, artist, family member or even yourself with the name and date on one of the store's rocking chairs or benches for 2 years!  You will also receive a $25 certificate towards food from the cafe.

4 Left
0 Supporters
Select this reward
$1,000
Table for 4 at Pre-Opening Celebration

You + 3 will join us at the Private Pre-Opening Celebration for The Big Stone Gap General Store & Cafe! 

  • Your $1000 pledge includes a table for you and 3 guests, 4 pizzas, 4 salads, and 4 refillable non-alcoholic drinks.
  • The Private Pre-Opening Day Celebration will be announced 2 months in advance and is expected to be Summer/Fall 2019. If you will not be able to attend, your gift can be transferred to a $500 voucher towards food and non-alcoholic drink at a later date.
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