From Bottling Plant to Event Center: Creating an Entertainment Destination in Downtown Opelika

Lisa Ditchkoff purchased the Coca-Cola Bottling Plant from Coca-Cola in 2008 with a vision to create a one of a kind event space in Historic Downtown Opelika. Today, The Bottling Plant Event Center hosts their own performances and creates memorable events for weddings, private events and more. We spoke to owner, Lisa Ditchkoff, this week about her vision and the transformation of this once industrial space to a beautiful historic event space with the only rooftop terrace overlooking downtown in Opelika. Find out what events are coming up at The…

East Alabama Arts Announces 2019-2020 Season

East Alabama Arts have been delighting fans of the arts with their Performance Series for generations. This year proves to be one of their best with performers from around the globe. Season tickets are on sale now for the Performance Series and individual tickets are also available. Here’s a schedule of the performances this season: The Kingdom Choir – Oct. 20, 2019  After wowing the world with their riveting performance of Stand By Me at the Royal Wedding of Prince Harry & Meghan Markle , The Kingdom Choir is now coming…

Elvis Lives on During “Elvis Week” in Opelika

The King of Rock n’ Roll, Elvis Presley, died on August 16, 1977. For a generation of Americans, remembering where you were when you heard the news President Kennedy’s assassination and when you heard Elvis had died are milestones in history. Elvis was called The King of Rock n’ Roll and remains one of the top selling artists of all time. There is no comparison today to his immense popularity and 42 years later, his music lives on. This week Opelika celebrates the legacy of Elvis with two events in…

Museum of East Alabama: 30 years of heritage

The Museum of East Alabama will celebrate its 30th anniversary with a birthday party Tuesday, Aug. 20 from 4 p.m. until 6 p.m. Homemade refreshments will be served along with ice cream and refreshing Toomer’s Lemonade. The public is invited to this special celebration and to stroll through the museum to view over 5,000 artifacts from Lee and surrounding counties that have been preserved for future generations. Located at the corner of South 9th Street and Avenue A, the museum boasts a collection that is a time capsule of life…

Griff Goods Brings Sustainable Clothing Option to Downtown

Abby Griffin, owner of Griff Goods, talks with us about her passion for sustainable clothing and what that means to her and why Opelika is the right place for this new shopping experience. Abby opened Griff Goods this year on First Avenue in Downtown Opelika. Her passion for sourcing sustainable and responsible clothing is a new concept in men’s retail options for the area and she talks about why she’s passionate about helping people know where their clothes come from and why it is important to practice responsibility when shopping.…