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From one-of-a-kind specialty shops to flavorful restaurants, Mercer County is laden with local charm. Take some time to explore our small businesses and discover what makes our area original. Whether you're in the mood for a meal, looking for something to do or browsing for an interesting item, you'll find it here.

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No matter what direction you go in Mercer County, you’ll find interesting local stops.

Up north you’ll find plenty of outdoor adventure and amazing scenery at Camp Creek State Park & Forest and Pipestem Resort State Park. Go for a hike, do some fishing, take a horseback ride and more here.  

In Princeton, the lively Mercer Street Grassroots District offers a little bit of everything — from food and drinks to shopping, history and art. Visit the Blue Ridge Bee Company to stock up on local honey, West Virginia maple syrup, fresh produce and other items. Stop by The Bronze Look for unique finds and see one of the town’s many murals.

Travel south to Bluefield, a once-booming coal town, and observe its revitalization first-hand. From boutiques to bakeries, the city has plenty to explore. Enjoy a tasty breakfast or lunch at The Blue Spoon Cafe followed up with handcrafted cocktails and delicious dinner at The Railyard.

A short drive west from Bluefield is Pinnacle Rock State Park and the historic town of Bramwell. Take a walking tour of the “Town of Millionaires” to see the former homes of coal barons.

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Local Business Spotlight

November 24, 2020

Here is how you can support Small Business Saturday

'Tis the season to get shopping! Now more than ever, it is important to shop local in our community. Help us support our friends, family and neighbor

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September 15, 2020

Local Business Spotlight: Blue Ridge Bee Company creates a buzz in downtown

When Mercer County natives William and Emily Lambert heard about the mass decline in honeybee populations several years ago, it sparked an interest i

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August 18, 2020

Local Business Spotlight: Totally Glazed

From classic glazed flavors to cream-filled creations, there are few tasty treats better than a fresh, hot donut in the morning. And if you happen to

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