A renovated green space in Lewisburg is not just getting a couple of new buildings, but also a new name.
Montwell Park will now be known as the Montwell Commons. The Greenbrier Valley Restoration Project, a non-profit organization, is currently constructing two new buildings, each around 3,000 square feet, on the site.
One will serve as a cafe and grocery store selling local produce and meat products, appropriately named The Local. The other will feature a commercial kitchen to be used by the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and a multipurpose room for public use.
Greenbrier Valley Restoration Vice President Project Florian Schleiff said the organization, which also owns the property that the Hill and Holler stands on, said these projects are completely funded by donations.
“I think we have been successful so far to attract a new crowd to Lewisburg that will also then share the downtown itself and the festivals,” Schleiff said.
The Local is scheduled to have its grand opening on May 1, 2019.