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Pottery Is Almost Ready For Grand Re-Opening

050 (Medium)A new chapter is about to unfold  for the Williamsburg Pottery.

After 13 months of construction the 160,000 sq. ft. retail project is getting ready for it’s grand re-opening.

The $30-million revitalization and construction project is creating an entirely new design and shopping experience beginning in April 2012.

The Grand Opening is scheduled for April 5, 2012 – the 100th birthday of the company’s revered founder, Jimmy Maloney.

 

Want to go?
Grand opening events begin this Thursday, April 5, at 10 a.m. with a welcome and unveiling of a tribute to Maloney, a ribbon-cutting ceremony at 10:30 a.m. and doors opening to shoppers at 11 a.m.

Gov. Bob McDonnell and Lt. Gov. Bill Bolling are slated to attend.

Construction began on the new Williamsburg Pottery in December, 2010 at the original 1938 location on Richmond Road, following demolition of the old outlet buildings on the site.  047

Also nearing completion at the front of the Pottery parking lot  is Williamsburg’s first Au Bon Pain, a cafe that specializes in artisan breads, pastries, sandwiches, soups, and much more.

049Guernsey-Tingle Architects designed the Pottery project in a traditional European Market theme.

imageProminent features of the new Williamsburg Pottery include a unique silhouette with energy-efficient lighting and a courtyard with a stage for live music and performances, plus inside/outside seating at the Café & Bakery and Deli.

Shoppers will still find the Pottery’s famous range of artisans and their services, such as the award-winning custom framing and silk floral arrangement, as well as its famed salt-glaze pottery and "own-grown" geraniums and plants, all produced on the Pottery’s grounds.

These will be joined by diverse merchandise, including glassware, china, cookware and kitchen gadgets, gourmet foods, artisanal wines and craft beers, home fashions, lamps, home decor, candles and home fragrances, Virginia gifts and country store, seasonal items and much more.

The manufacture of the famous Salt Glaze Pottery continues in its previous location on the "Solar Side" of the tracks along with greenhouse operation.

The owners estimate that 60 or more jobs will be created with the re-opening

For more information. 

Check back here for the date of a Preview Opening in March 2012!

What’s your favorite Pottery memory ? Please share below……

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