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8 New Things to Do in Staunton

Are you looking for something to do this weekend? Why not check out some of Staunton’s cool new businesses? We have opportunities to shop, sip, create, eat, adventure, and more. It’s time to celebrate small businesses and the Staunton community by exploring Staunton’s newest spaces.

Cosette Café / 101 W. Beverley

Brought to you by the owners of Accordia, Cosette Café delights downtown Staunton with international-inspired breakfasts, brunches, lunches, and snacks.  Open at 7:30, the café is a perfect stop to grab breakfast before your morning commute. If you have more time, relax in the corner dining room and relax over your meal as you watch the bustle of Look for menu items like crêpes and galettes as well as seasonal specials made with fresh, local ingredients.

Star Party Winery Tasting Room / 23 E Beverley St.

Family-owned Star Party Winery uses traditional methods in the small-scale production of natural wines in the Shenandoah Valley. Natural wines use native yeast and local grapes. The also limit their use of additives and pesticides. Star Party’s new tasting room is located in downtown Staunton and is open for tastings by appointment. There’s indoor seating as well as seasonal seating on the roof deck!

Art Hive /835 Spring Hill Road

Are you feeling creative? You’ll be at home at Art Hive, Staunton’s new art and reuse space, which collects reusable art and craft components and sells them inexpensively for your original projects. Along with supplies, the Art Hive offers a community vibe, workspace, and a selection of workshops and classes. Look for seasonal selections like “murder-ariums,” intros to various media, specific projects like denim bag creation, and ongoing favorites like “stitch ‘n bitch.”

Vivid Earth Adventures

Discover nature at your own speed by signing up for a hike or other outdoor adventure with Vivid Earth Adventures. Guided trips provide instruction for canoeing, caving, rock climbing, rappelling, outdoor skills, and more. All trips are tailored to your experience level and particular needs. Vivid Earth also offers adventure day camps and training and consulting for groups seeking to grow outdoor skills

Community Culture Thrift Exchange / 110 Baldwin St.

Revamp your fall and winter wardrobe with fun, affordable, and sustainable fashions from the Community Culture Thrift Exchange, located at the Staunton Patio. Come in to shop the store’s offerings, or reserved a curated surprise box, which includes a stylish outfit with three high-quality pieces in your size. After you browse, make sure you grab something to sip from the onsite dry bar, which serves Vietnamese slow drip and milk tea boba. 

Micah’s Coffee / 704 Richmond Ave.

Local chain Micah’s Coffee has opened a new location in Staunton. This locally-owned business sells hand-crafted gourmet custom coffee. The new location serves drive-thru customers and functions as a central hub for Micah’s business. Peruse the menu for coffee, tea, Americanos, lattes, cappuccinos, smoothies, hot chocolate, and fresh baked goods.

Secret Garden/1416 Churchville Ave.

Visit the Secret Garden for all of your growing and gardening supplies for indoor and outdoor plants. They stock soils, seeds, mushroom growing supplies, nutrients, containers, and many more gardening supplies.

Staunton Books / 16 W. Beverley St.

Hard-core lit enthusiasts and casual readers alike will adore the curated selection of used books to be found at Staunton Books. Books are $6 each or 3 for $15. Kids’ books are an even bigger bargain at $3 each.

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