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Downtown Holiday Soiree

Main Street Welcomes the Holiday Season

   Elkins Main Street will welcome the holiday season to downtown Elkins Nov. 4 at its annual Downtown Holiday Soirée. A holiday tradition in downtown Elkins, the event brings the community together with Friends of Elkins Main Street for a party at CJ Maggie’s Armadillo Flats from 6 to 9p.m. The evening will feature horsd’oeuvres prepared and served by downtown restaurants, live music, locally brewed craft beer and a selection of wines for guests to enjoy.

Downtown Holiday Soiree
Downtown Holiday Soiree

   “All year long Main Street celebrates downtown as a vibrant, livable community, but our annual Holiday Soiree is a special opportunity for our community to come together to welcome the Polar Express back to Elkins and enjoy the many sights and sounds of the season,” said Main Street President Mike Bell. “We invite everyone to join us for a festive evening featuring delicious food from area restaurants, live entertainment and warm fellowship.

  Four downtown restaurants will contribute a sampling of savory horsd’oeuvres and culinary specialties for the event.

  Located at 110 Third St., Henry G’s Café has participated in several soirees. Owner Martha Metheny is looking forward to being part of the party in 2016. “It’s a nice way to start the holiday season,” said Metheny. “I enjoy participating, meeting friends and supporting Main Street.”The café will serve two or three appetizers for soirée guests to enjoy.

  Kissel Stop has participated in the event since 2012. The café’s signature chicken salad, served on crackers or by the spoonful, is always a favorite. Kissel Stop will also serve pinwheels and italiano skewers. The café is located at 23 Third St.

  Brewstel will return to the event with both food and beverage offerings. The tavern, located at 120 Davis Ave., features 21 different craft brews on tap. Brewstel was recently licensed to produce their own product.  Available for tasting, samples will be paired with Brewstel’s smoked pork BBQ sliders and other popular party foods.

  Event host CJ Maggie’s promises to surprise guests with two or more special items made just for the occasion. CJ Maggie’s is located at 309 Davis Ave.

  Craft beer provided by Big Timber will also complement the tasty appetizers. The brewery will feature two or more of their popular brews. A selection of wines as well as other beverages will also be served.

  In addition to an enjoyable evening with Main Street friends, the soirée also provides guests with an opportunity to plan their own holiday celebrations. All of the participating restaurants offer catering for private parties. While sampling appetizers, guests can also discuss options for their special occasions.  The Armadillo Flats will be magically transformed for the evening with decorations provided by Tammy’s Floral and table coverings by Elkins Sewing Center.  The event is also sponsored by Mountain Valley Bank.

  A talented duo will provide live music to entertain guests. Well-known local musicians Scott and Barbara Green will present seasonal and standard fare throughout the evening. The entertainment is sponsored by Davis Trust Company.

   All food and drink is included in the ticket price. Advance tickets are available at Davis Trust Company, 227 Davis Ave., the Elkins Main Street office, 421 Davis Ave. #2, or online at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/downtown-holiday-soiree-tickets-28838426510?aff=es2.  Tickets are also available at the door.  All proceeds of the Downtown Holiday Soirée benefit Elkins Main Street.

  “Main Street appreciates the support and sponsorship of participating businesses that make the Downtown Holiday Soirée possible,” said Executive Director Karen Carper. “We are especially grateful to CJ Maggie’s for hosting our holiday party and look forward to greeting guests on Friday.  Carper said Main Street would also like to take the opportunity to thank those who have supported the program with a contribution. “As a special thank you, all current Friends of Elkins Main Street are invited to attend the soirée as our guest,” she said.

   For more information about becoming a Friend of Elkins Main Street, or to volunteer for downtown events and activities, visit Main Street’s new website www.downtownelkins.com, call the office at 304-637-4803, or email info@elkinsmainstreet.org.



Welcome to the New Elkins Main Street Website

Welcome to the Elkins Main Street/Elkins Downtown website where we share information about local businesses and events that take place in our historic downtown shopping district. We hope that this website helps you spend some time in our historic down town.

Whether you are looking for a gift for a family member or a homemade meal Elkins Main Street has made every effort to make finding business information easy for users. Our listings include basic address and phone number information with clickable links that takes you to the most current information about hours, locations and promotions on a business’s website or Face book Page.

Henry G's Cafe sign at 3rd street Elkins
Henry G’s Cafe sign at 3rd street Elkins

The Elkins Main Street website also offers a calendar that visitors can use to view our activities throughout the year. Elkins Main Street organizes events that involve downtown businesses that encourage the community to have fun in the historic downtown town. Our “Things to do in Elkins Calendar” gives information about the type of event, the time and where the events are being held.

Mountains Beckon bicycle parade
Mountains Beckon bicycle parade

An example of a few of the local downtown events include the Welcome Center Depot’s “Ramps and Rail Festival” every April, Elkins Main Streets Mountains Beckon Bicycle Rodeo every May, Elkins Main Streets “Downtown Trick or Treat” at Halloween, and Elkins Main Street’s “Santa’s Work Shop” that is sponsored by the Durbin and Greenbrier Railroad while “The Polar Express” trains run at the Welcome Center Depot through the holiday season.

The Calendar also lists when the Main Street Office is closed for holidays and when the streets are blocked for parades and festivals.

Elves ready to ride the Polar Express
Elves ready to ride the Polar Express

Our website also shares information about where we hope to be in the future. Our Resources tab helps all of us keep in mind what it is that we are trying to create with images of our “Complete Streets” concept plan for Third Street in Elkins, West Virginia and the “Bicycle Pedestrian Connections” project. Soon to be added, the “Streetscape Proposal” drawn up by the members of Elkins Main Street Design Committee, for use by the City of Elkins, is a guide to develop the streetscape of our historic downtown.

The “Contact Us” and “About Us” tabs keep us in touch with all of you. You can view our mission and vision statements that explain our approach to redevelopment and growth in our downtown neighborhood. You can view the board members list to see who is involved in the hard work that the Main Street Program is taking on in Elkins. You can also find all the ways to keep in touch with Elkins Main Street from our phone number to our Face book page and see a photo of our office the Darden House on Davis Ave.

Darden House 421 Davis Ave with flowers
Darden House 421 Davis Ave with flowers

We also ask that if after looking over the site you consider helping us revitalize our wonderful downtown. We are always looking for volunteers to help with events, be on committees, help us on the board and contribute ideas on how to make our downtown better. We also except monitory donations if you heart is in the right place but you just don’t have the time to give to a project. This website is just another way we hope to bring more vitality to our historic downtown by shareing the people, places and events that make us unique.