Volunteers eye Weston as destination for Corridor H travelers


A new development group of area volunteers is planning to promote uptown Weston as a destination for visitors to the area by offering a special night of shopping, dining and live music on Wednesday, Oct. 17.
“Destination Weston” is a strategic marketing program focused on positioning Weston’s business district as a tourist destination for the tens of thousands of travelers expected to move through the US 48 / Interstate 79 terminus when Corridor H is completed to the Virginia state line in approximately four years. The effort is being organized by the fledgling group who hope its first promotion will attract at least 50 or more “customers” to uptown Weston for the evening they are planning.
The Museum of American Glass (MAGWV), Thyme Bistro and the “Bailey House” project — all on Weston’s Main Avenue — are collaborating with an eye on providing a “total quality experience” for those who participate.  Additional promotions with other partners are planned.
The featured attraction of the October 17 event will be a concert by popular bluegrass ensemble, The Jakob’s Ferry Stragglers, in the Bailey House, the eclectic music and dining venue developed by the City of Weston’s Fairs and Festivals Committee. (Lewis County High School’s bluegrass ensemble, LC Blue, has also been invited to play.)
Ticket holders for the concert will be linked to Thyme Bistro, where owners plan to open early and offer a “Music Night Menu” so people have time to casually dine or enjoy a beverage from the award-winning eatery before the show starts in Bailey House, just across the street
So that visitors might include a visit to the uniquely fascinating MAG, museum staff plan to be open for the “Destination Weston” promotion.
“We suggest people make a dinner reservation, then come to town early enough to enjoy the MAG and our uptown shops,” said Eric Spelsberg, spokesperson for Destination Weston.  “By the time the bluegrass show starts, people will have already had a good time and will be ready for a great time.”           
Tickets are $10 for adults and $2 for students for advanced reserved seating, and are available at Thyme Bistro, Weston City Hall and by phone at 304-517-9813.  Tickets on night of event are $15.  For more information visit WVJazzSociety.com.


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