La Cantina tranforms a historic creamery into a popular TexMex Restaurant Downtown

We spoke to Jennifer, the owner of La Cantina, about being a part of the downtown business community and how the local business owners work together to participate in events and support each other. That makes downtown a destination for the community and beyond. The site of the former Meadow Gold Creamery, La Cantina has transformed a historic building into a TexMex restaurant. Jennifer also told us about some new additions to the menu and a new live music series on their covered patio. This content generously sponsored by: Point…

Weekend Roundup: Sept 6-8

Opelika Weekend Events

We’re fully into the swing of things now that school is back and football season is underway. That means even more things to do in downtown every weekend and throughout the community. Check out what’s happening around town and make your plans to experience all there is to do in Opelika.  Opelika Events and Calendar. Check out our things to do in Historic Downtown Opelika! . Wondering where to go? Check out our directory of bars and restaurants in downtown.

Ampersand Wine redefines Wine Bar for Downtown

We talked with Nelson, the owner of Ampersand Wine in downtown Opelika about how his passion for wine led him to open a wine bar in downtown with the most wines by the glass than anywhere in the United States. Ampersand Wine is located on South Railroad Avenue in what used to be several turn of the century buildings converted into one space. Nelson has turned a passion for wine and studying in Italy to create a unique experience for wine lovers here in Opelika. There are no menus and…

Shopping Local, More than a hashtag in Opelika

Opelika has long been a community that supports local businesses. Now, more than ever, it is easier to shop local with so many new businesses opening here. #ShopLocal is a familiar hashtag that encourages people to try and shop with local businesses as much as they can. However, we have to each make it an effort in our daily routines to choose a local business over a national chain. Now, we know that there are many good reasons to choose shopping at national chains and they are an important part…

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…