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Brevard NC Shops and Restaurants

Brevard, North Carolina

Rockys Grill in Brevard, North CarolinaRocky's Grill and Soda Rocky's in Brevard NC is the retro real deal, a genuine old-time Soda Fountain. Residents of Brevard-ites knew this spot as Varner's Drug Store and Soda Fountain since its beginnings in 1942. Generations of town folks, not to mention tens of thousands of summer camp kids for whom a trip into Brevard NC was a treat, have sat on the bright red stools in front of the long soda counter to spoon a sundae, or shared secrets and French fries in the high-backed booths that line one wall. The menu here is right out of the '50's, with burgers, fries and wonderfully decadent chili dogs. The floats, shakes and malts are made with real ice cream, and the ambiance is pure "Happy Days".

Green Mountain Freight Fair Trade Boutique in Brevard, North CarolinaGreen Mountain Freight Company Inside this warm and inviting shop, the walls are lined with colorful African folk art, fanciful carved fish and brilliant stained glass. The owner has scoured the world's exotic destinations to find brightly colored well made clothes, artworks, furnishings and home decor that are made under fair trade practices. The handcrafted furniture is solid feeling, comfortable and piled with casual looking stacks of decorative textiles in a rainbow of hues. Jewelry is also a big part of her wares, as is clothing, fanciful sculpture, carvings and glassworks.

OP Taylors, Coolest Toy Store on the Planet, Brevard, North CarolinaO.P. Taylor's Toys Named for Andy Griffith's fictional Mayberry son, OP's is a rambling, multi-floor building where room-after-room is filled with toys of every description, including stuffed animals, games, kid costumes, model trains, cars and a lot of fun stuff that you may not have seen since you were a kid. When owner John Taylor isn't searching the world for unique and interesting toys, he can often be found in the store playing with . . er, . . demonstrating the toys, while keeping up a very funny non-stop patter worthy of any side show barker. Taylor is a man who clearly loves his job (the propeller beanie is a dead give-away). O.P. Taylor's is an experience - no matter what your age, and this unique establishment fully deserves its self-assigned mantle of "The Coolest Toy Store on the Planet".

Celestial Mountain Music in Brevard, North CarolinaCelestial Mountain Music Celestial Nountain Music in Brevard NC is one of those great, small town mountain music stores that there should be more of. It's hard to walk in here and not want to sign up for one of their many courses that teach you how to play a banjo, dobro or guitar. The walls of this Brevard NC shop are lined with stringed instruments of every variety. You'll see big names here like Fender, Martin and Gibson but you'll also find finely crafted instruments by local artisans like Cedar Mountain Banjos.

Underground Salvage Company at the Brevard Antique Mall, Brevard, North CarolinaBrevard Antique Mall This is one of the largest and busiest cooperative antique markets in Western North Carolina. Over 60 dealers share this 20,000 square feet of display space, offering row after row of antique and collectable furniture, tools, glassware, jewelry, toys and so much more. Prices here are often very reasonable. Attached to the market is the fascinating Underground Salvage Company that offers high end antique salvaged building materials. Here you may find claw foot bathtubs, ornate marble columns, fabulous oak and stained glass doorways, wrought iron gates, and other building decor from more elegant times.

Red Wolf Gallery, Brevard, North CarolinaRed Wolf Gallery The first thing you notice stepping into this gallery are the colors - bright and warm. Next, you see the boldness of design. This is not art for shy people or lovers of pastels. Internationally acclaimed artist Anna Dergara and her son, Eric Dergara display their art along with the works of numerous local artists. Anna's landscapes are strong, with vivid hues and dramatic light, softened by an almost ethereal blending of cloud and land and sky. Anna is also known for her dramatically rendered animals and abstracts.

Gallery 7, Brevard, North CarolinaNumber 7 Arts Located right next door to the Red Wolf Gallery, Number 7 Arts is a cooperative of 20 plus members of the Transylvania County Arts Council. Inside this inviting space the walls are hung with acrylic and watercolor paintings and wall textiles. Mobiles hang from the ceiling and whimsical sculptures and objects d' arte abound, including carvings, basketry, metal work and more.

Quotations Coffee Shop Brevard, North CarolinaQuotations This bright and lively cafe has become one of the favorite meeting places in Brevard NC. The coffees are flavorful and the pastries are light and flakey. There is also a tempting menu of sandwiches and light lunches. Windows look out on Brevard's busy Main Street and the walls are hung with framed literary and clever quotations. One of our favorites is by author Robert Heinlein: "Women and cats do as they please and men and dogs should relax and get used to the idea".

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