The Lumberyard, bordered by King Street, French Broad Street and Railroad Avenue, is a neighborhood in Brevard that offers its own distractions away from downtown.
The buildings on the site were originally constructed in the early 1900s and were the home of the Brevard Lumber Company for nearly a century.
After the lumber company went out of business, local developer Josh Leder bought the 2.5-acre site in 2012 and has since turned it into an arts district and more.
The Haen Gallery was one of the first new occupants at the location, which has also housed music, dance and film events, fundraisers and weddings. The gallery has paintings and, because of its size, has a heavy emphasis on sculpture.
The Underground Salvage Co./Architectural Antiques occupies 1.25 acres of buildings, sheds and lumber racks at the Lumberyard. The business has reclaimed and salvaged doors, windows, mantels, and beams, while also providing vinyl records, vintage magazines and clothing, jewelry and furniture.
As part of the growing mountain bike/cycling scene, the LumberYard is also home to Squatch Bikes and Brews, which offers apparel, gear, bikes and service, plus is a perfect place for thirsty folks to stop off and have a beer or two.
Another key part of the LumberYard is Magpie Meat & Three, a restaurant featuring classic Southern flavors and craft brews in a comfortable, friendly atmosphere.
Adjacent to the LumberYard are also artist studios and a popular music venue, 185 King Street. For more information, including upcoming events, go to www.brevardlumberyard.com.