Tropical smoothie in Waynesboro; Information on the Christmas parade; Buckhorn Inn opens restaurant – The buzz

WAYNESBORO – Waynesboro gets a tropical smoothie and gets ready for its Christmas parade, while the Buckhorn Inn has opened its restaurant – here’s the buzz.

Tropical smoothie

A new Tropical Smoothie Cafe is coming to downtown Waynesboro.

Downtown Waynesboro, leased by Divaris, on Town Center Drive in Waynesboro, is anchored by Target, Kohl’s, Michael’s, PetSmart, Aldi and formerly Bed Bath & Beyond – recently adding stores like Bath and Body Works, Old Navy and Dunkin ‘Donuts.

Travis and Corrine Loan will open the new store. The couple also own the Staunton Tropical Smoothie and two more in Harrisonburg.

They officially opened in early November and expect an opening in March or April next year.

They plan to hire 45 team members – a mix of full-time and part-time positions, including the role of general manager.

“Expansion in Waynesboro has been on our radar for about three years. We explored several locations, but when the location on Shenandoah Village Drive became available we jumped,” the Loans said. “Not only does it have great neighbors, but as a stand-alone location with drive-thru, it offers another level of convenience to our customers.”

The new store will also offer drive-thru, third-party pickup and online ordering.

For more information, visit the store’s Facebook page Tropical Smoothie Café Waynesboro.

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Christmas parade

The Waynesboro Christmas Parade will take place on December 4 at 6 p.m. in downtown Waynesboro.

Nominations for the parade will be accepted until November 24. You can register online at The theme for this year is “Christmas”.

Last year the parade was canceled with an attempt to do a reverse parade. Instead, Waynesboro has introduced an Decorations Trail, which will be held again this year.

The “That Holiday Feeling” Decor Trail includes businesses and homes that will allow people to drive and see the lights and decorations. To register to be included in the course, go to decoration trail.

Waynesboro will also be hosting a holiday market in the Main Street aisle between the P. Buckley Moss Gallery and the Revive Beauty Bar. The holiday market will be held on December 4 from 11 am to 5:30 pm Local businesses and artisans will set up kiosks in the alley, as well as food trucks, a cartoonist, a performance by the Mountain Heritage Clogging Group at noon. and a visit from Santa Claus at 1 p.m.

The Wayne Theater will be lighting its Christmas tree at 5:30 p.m. before the Christmas Parade.

For more information on the Holiday Market and all the festive events happening downtown, check out the Destination Downtown Waynesboro Facebook. page, or go to

Buckhorn Inn

The Buckhorn Inn celebrated its grand opening last weekend, which includes its new restaurant.

Jack and Brenda Kearney recently remodeled the Buckhorn Inn and Tavern outside of Churchville. The two do not own the building, but they own the businesses there: an Airbnb for accommodation and a new restaurant. They partnered up with Brandon and Danielle McCown and the building is now owned by Port Road Development.

They opened the hosting portion of the business in early fall. From now on, the restaurant will be able to accommodate more than simple guests.

The price will be reminiscent of the old Buckhorn menus, but a little more sophisticated. This means no seafood buffet. Instead, they will have a rotating menu (based on the seasons) that includes items like wood-grilled steak, seafood, pork, seasonal vegetables and more. Again. They focus on Appalachian style food and premium comfort food with plates ranging from $ 14 to $ 38.

Some things on the brunch menu include eggs and bacon dishes, breakfast bowls, different types of Egg Benedict, chicken and waffles, French toast, cookies and gravy. The dishes can be accompanied by drinks like mimosas and various cocktails.

Dinner options served last weekend include pork belly and grits, prawns and grits, beef brisket chili, pepper steak, pan-seared trout, wood-grilled porterhouse pork chop apple and balsamic chicken and creamy butternut squash sauce.

The opening hours of the restaurant and tavern include:

  • Friday dinner 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Saturday brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Saturday dinner 5 p.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Sunday brunch from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

For more information visit Buckhorn’s Facebook page or in person at 2487 Hanky ​​Mountain Highway in Churchville.

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