Seven new things to look for in 2024

Last updated: January 22, 2024

  1. New murals and fresh paint. Once the weather turns warm, keep an eye out for fresh coats of paint and new art installations in the Mercer Street Grassroots District. We love the vibrant hues in the downtown shopping district. Also, more work will begin in the historic district of Mercer Street and will transform that area into a hub of history and culture.
  2. Jimmie’s Restaurant introduced an addition to their comfort food establishment, a pizza oven. From the Big Dill, a pizza topped with homemade dill ranch, mozzarella provolone blend, pickled onions, fresh dill pickles and finished with deep fried pickle chips, to classic cheese, there are plenty of combinations.
  3. Lake Mountain Manor is adding more lodging in 2024. Treehouses with names like Lakeview, Moonshine, Bird’s Nest will debut and offer unique lodging on this 40-acre site. Visitors can hike on trails, fish at the lake or enjoy a bonfire at night.
  4. The Bluefield Ridge Runners, at Bowen Field, will be the only pet-friendly stadium in the Appalachian Baseball League. Now, you can enjoy America’s favorite game with man’s best friend.
  5. The Mercer County Commission purchased 40 acres near Brush Creek Falls in 2023. Look for better access and a family friendly trail to White Oak Falls, which goes through the Brush Creek Preserve, maintained by The Nature Conservatory.
  6. Shine Time Studios, located in the Mercer Street Grassroots District, will open its doors in 2024. The studio will combine art and wellness. Look for updates from artist Shannon Shine at
  7. Brush Creek Falls RV Resort isn’t just for camping anymore. New cabins around the lake will allow extended families and non-RV travelors a place to relax and enjoy all the amentities of camping. Recreational activities like a mountain roaller coaster are also in the works.