Jamie Gaucher, the town’s business and economic development director, announced the planned mural, which would be painted on the side of the Créme de la Créme building, at the Middleburg Business and Professional Association’s monthly Biz Buzz networking meeting held there June 12. One challenge to moving forward with the mural is that the town does not currently have any regulations regarding murals, he noted.
“But at least we’ve initiated the conversation,” Gaucher said.
Also on the art front, MBPA President Punkin Lee noted the success of the Art in the Burg held in May has led to plans to hold another Art in the Burg event in September.
Another growing success highlighted at the meeting was the farmers market, which has been very blossomed at its new location behind Middleburg Bank. “The farmers market is growing so fast, we don’t even have space for any additional vendors,” Gaucher said. “We’re going to have to find a new location pretty soon. And that’s a great problem to have, right?”
Other initiatives Gaucher is working on include having a community kitchen at Foxcroft School, which would allow food-based businesses and entrepreneurs to launch their companies and ramp up production using commercial facilities, as well as a digital literacy program aimed at e-commerce training.
If you want to stay in touch with what’s going on with Middleburg’s business community, be sure to attend MBPA’s next Biz Buzz, which will be held July 10 and hosted by the Aldie Heritage Association.
Other upcoming events of note include: