It’s been a few years now since my family and I moved back to Charlotte. We had always known that we wanted to end up back in the area, but hadn’t narrowed down where exactly, until the time actually came to buy a house. We considered houses all over, but in the end, Davidson appealed to us the most.
There were a few things that drew us in to our new town. The low crime rate and excellent schools put it at the top of the list; but the idyllic backdrop courtesy of Davidson College and the proprietors of Main Street sealed the deal. We’re very lucky to have such solid places downtown – restaurants like Kindred, and events like the recent David Sedaris book signing at Main Street Books, have made downtown Davidson a destination.
That being said, it’s small little strip compared to Uptown Charlotte. However, Davidson’s smaller size makes it that much more exciting when something new comes to town.
Enter The Gallery (officially opening on July 28th), now nestled between Monkee’s, and the iconic Village Store on Main Street.
Perched on top of Ava Gallery, The Gallery will be a community space. It’s already available for booking, and between events will remain open for everyone to enjoy.
It houses work spaces – including a huge conference table with TV – but the aesthetic is so great it could be used for much more than work (think: bridal showers, private parties, trunk shows, fundraisers, etc.).
Most importantly (to me), The Gallery has some seriously good eats and drinks. Coffee is provided by Prodigal, treats (including vegan/gluten free) from Wander & Whisk, and kombucha is on tap thanks to Lenny Boy Brewing Company.
Today I opted for a flat white, and a PB & J poptart (gratis, in full disclosure), and they were the perfect pick-me-up.
So good… and I can’t wait to come back for more. I predict my future orders will include (but are not limited to):
- vegan banana nut scones
- Kyoto cold brew
- many more poptarts
Right now The Gallery is still operating under soft open hours, but regular hours will begin July 28th when they have their grand opening.
When you go for a visit, look for the staircase to the left of Ava Gallery, and let the awesome pendant light fixtures light your path.