The Brevard Lumberyard, bordered by King Street, French Broad Street and Railroad Avenue, is a neighborhood destination that offers music, food, beer, art, antiques, bikes and more. The buildings on the site were originally constructed in the early 1900s and were the home of the Brevard Lumber Company for nearly a century. After the lumber company went out of business, local developer Josh Leder bought the 2.5-acre site in 2012.
The Underground Salvage Co./Architectural Antiques occupies 1.25 acres of buildings, sheds and lumber racks at the Lumberyard. The business has reclaimed and salvaged doors, windows, mantels, and beams, while also providing vinyl records, vintage magazines and clothing, jewelry and furniture. Another key part of the Lumberyard is Magpie Meat & Three, a restaurant featuring classic Southern flavors and craft brews. As part of the growing mountain bike/cycling scene, the Lumberyard is home to Squatch Bikes and Brews, which offers apparel, gear, bikes and service, plus is a perfect place for the thirsty to stop off and have a beer or two. Another site for beer lovers is the UpCountry Brewery, which sits behind Squatch and Magpie. For more information, go to www.upcountrybrewing.com.
Musicians can also check out Area 22 Guitars, which has an impressive array of boutique amps and guitars, plus other music-related equipment. Adjacent to the Lumberyard are also artist studios, an Italian restaurant, Vescovo Neighborhood Eatery, and a popular music venue, 185 King Street. For more information, including upcoming events, go to www.brevardlumberyard.com. For more information about all local activities, go to www.transylvaniaexplorer.com.