Thursday, January 25, 2018

EDA Meeting Notice for 2-8-18:

PRESS RELEASE- Regarding Business License Being Mailed


The Town of Abingdon, Virginia has mailed via U. S. Postal Service, first class mail, the annual business license application.  This application is required for all new and existing businesses in the Town pursuant to the Town of Abingdon Code Section 18-28.  License Required.  
          THE APPLICATION IS DUE ON MARCH 1, 2018 BY 6:00 pm.   Any applications filed after March 1, 2018 shall be subject to penalty and interest.  Applications can be mailed to Abingdon Town Hall, Finance Department, P O Box 789, Abingdon, Virginia  24212 or delivered to the Town Hall located at 133 West Main Street, Abingdon, VA.
          If you are a business in the Town of Abingdon and do not receive your business license application by January 31, 2018, by mail, please contact the Finance Department, 276.628.3167, to request an application.


Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Morgan’s, new upscale restaurant in Abingdon, VA

190 East Main Street
Abingdon, VA 24210

Contact: Morgan Wallace Gilbert, Owner
                   Stephen Gilbert, Chef/Owner
Office: (276) 525-5163


Morgan’s, new upscale restaurant in Abingdon, VA

ABINGDON, VA. / Through a love of travel and international culture, Chef Stephen Gilbert has been taking influences from all over the world and creatively presenting them using some of the freshest ingredients from the southwest Virginia area. Beginning in March, Chef Gilbert will open Morgan's, an exciting new restaurant in Abingdon, Virginia that will showcase his vision of local ingredients prepared with international influences.  “Experimentation and presentation are the driving points of our cuisine as we create seasonal menus and daily specials that highlight the best flavors and ingredients of that season, as well as allowing for creative explorations of these ingredients, says Chef Stephen Gilbert.”

A native of Abingdon, Gilbert graduated from Southeast Culinary Institute in Bristol, VA and began a career focused on fine dining in southwest Virginia. Since then, Stephen has developed a clientele that has followed him and continues to follow him wherever he goes. Stephen most notably has served as Executive Chef at The Tavern, Sous Chef at Bristol Motor Speedway, opened Heartwood as Sous Chef, and has worked at House on Main. Stephen’s focuses as a chef are on working with local farmers to develop unique ways to use and market locally produced ingredients. He has done this through demonstrations at local farmer’s markets, teaching classes through Cooking Along the Crooked Road and the College of Older Adults, consulting with community organizations, and building personal relationships with local farmers.

The ever-changing menu is inspired by local availability and focuses on unique ingredients. The core message is “Old world, new world, whole world" which focuses on using old traditions and recipes blended with new technologies and styles and using the best local ingredients in a seasonal manner while blending multi-cultural influences. Customers will learn about new and interesting ingredients and the cultural influences of these ingredients. New cooking technologies, such as sous vide cooking, will be blended with Appalachian and global cooking traditions. Menus are changed seasonally to allow for utilization of seasonal ingredients and to highlight chef creativity.                                              

Morgan’s will be open for lunch, dinner, and Sunday Brunch starting in late March.

If you would like more information or to schedule an interview, contact Morgan and Stephen Gilbert at (276) 525 5163.

Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Town Talk With Mayor Lowe 1-24-18

Town Talk With Mayor Lowe

On Wednesday, January 24th, 2018, Mayor Cathy Lowe will hold the next “Town Talk” event. She invites the public to discuss town initiatives, share ideas, ask questions, and connect with others in the community. This FREE event is in a casual, friendly environment and all are welcome.

The January “Town Talk” event will be held at Candyland at 4:00PM. Candyland is located at 211 W. Main Street, Suite A, Abingdon.

“We are so happy to have Candyland relocate to downtown Abingdon,said Mayor Cathy Lowe. “Please join us for Town Talk and experience a sweet surprise!”

For more information on “Town Talk,” call 276-451-0439. 

Thursday, January 11, 2018

PRESS RELEASE-Regarding Non-Departmental Budget Requests


          The Town of Abingdon, Virginia has mailed via U. S. Postal Service, first class mail, the annual non-departmental Budget Request for Contributions/Appropriations 2018/2019. Organizations planning to request appropriations from the Town Council will need to complete said request.

          THE REQUESTS ARE DUE ON MARCH 1, 2018 BY 6:00 pm.   Any request submitted via email to town staff and/or received after March 1, 2018 will not be accepted.  Requests can be mailed to Abingdon Town Hall, c/o Chuck Banner, Treasurer/Director of Finance, P.O. Box 789, Abingdon, Virginia 24212 or delivered to the Abingdon Town Hall, 133 West Main Street, Abingdon, Virginia 24210.

          If you are a non-departmental organization in the Town of Abingdon and did not receive your application, please contact the Finance Department, 276.628.3167, immediately to inquire regarding a request.