Mark your calendar for Thursday June 7 at 5:30
Stores open and stores close, but real treasures last! Did you know that Carriage House has been operating in Downtown Kingsport for MORE THAN 30 YEARS! That's right!
Carriage House is a Kingsport treasure!
From their Kingsport-themed Christmas ornaments (you should really collect them all) to Kingsport-themed pottery to "Life is Good" to custom framing, local prints and knitting classes, Carriage House is the go-to place for local products. Terri Dunkin Jones continues the family tradition at 528 E Market St. They even "yarn-bombed" Market Street for the pARTy on mARkeT. When it came time to build the Academic Village, Carriage House willingly relocated to make way for a campus that now serves more than 2,000 students. I can't say enough about their community spirit and desire to see Kingsport prosper. If everyone had their attitude, Kingsport would be an even better place than it already is!
Now it's our turn to help them prosper. This month's Downtown Kingsport Cash Mob will be at Carriage House.
We ask that you “mob” them by dropping by and spending at least $20. This is a very tangible way to say ‘thanks’ for being Downtown. We want them to feel the love of our community and our support for their business.
Here’s how you can help:
#1: send a simple note of encouragement & thanks to email@example.com
#2: join the group on Thur June 7 5:30 @ the store (528 E Market St)
#3: drop by any time on Thursday and make a purchase (or any time and let them know how much they mean to us)
Please join me in thanking them for 30+ years in Downtown Kingsport!
Tilden J. Fleming, AICP
Assistant City Manager for Development
www.MoveToKingsport.com is located on the Tennessee-Virginia border at the crossroads of I-81 and I-26 near the geographic center of the Eastern U.S. This city of 50,000 in a metro of 308,000, was planned by renowned American planner John Nolen in his office at Harvard Square. Located in the lush green foothills of the Tennessee Valley, it is surrounded by the Southern Highlands and mountain lakes. Kingsport is home to Marriott’s www.MeadowViewResort.com and thousands of acres of unique, natural amenities at Bays Mountain and Warriors Path Parks. The natural geography provides a temperate, well-balanced climate with four seasons and a natural shelter from extreme weather. Population growth has also been well-balanced, ensuring you will not outgrow your decision to relocate. With no personal property taxes, special assessments, or state income taxes on salaries/wages, you’ll find that Kingsport has a very low cost of living coupled with an exceptionally high quality of life (see for yourself at www.BestPlaces.net). The regional airport (TRI) has direct flights to Atlanta, Charlotte, Orlando and St. Pete/Clearwater with easy access, parking, and virtually no security lines. The public education system was planned by Columbia University and Newsweek has repeatedly recognized the local high school as one of the best in America. Year in and year out our graduates go on to the top colleges and universities (and without costly private school tuition fees). Harvard also recognized Kingsport in 2009 with the Innovations in American Government Award for its higher education initiative. What are you waiting for? It’s time to leave the high costs, traffic jams, and stress behind and discover this hidden gem.