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Historic Thompsons Store Saluda NC

Historic Thompson’s Store is once again open for business after going through its first major renovation since opening at the current location way back in 1940. This old-timey family grocery store has expanded its famous full-service meat market, added a delicious deli section along with new selections of wine, beer and cheese, all to complement the traditional fresh produce and staple food sections. New lines of healthier foods and imported foods are also being added weekly as we expand the selections of products our customers request. We have also added a small section featuring our official Coon Dog Day merchandise (t-shirts, ball caps and visors, sweatshirts).

24 East Main Street
Saluda, NC 28773

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Lola’s Celebration Venue

Inspired by classic Southern décor and featuring a unique mix of elegance and rustic charm, Lola’s Celebration Venue in Saluda, North Carolina is the ideal space for you next event!

Lola’s includes a multi-room upstairs space that is perfect for social gatherings of all types: birthday parties, family reunions, wedding receptions, art exhibitions, and holiday soirees.  Five historically-refurbished rooms, plus a lovely new balcony, allow us to comfortably accommodate your parties, from a cozy group of a dozen friends to larger and grander celebrations of over 100 people!

The venue also features a new outdoor deck—overlooked by our balcony—that is the perfect open-air venue for weddings, dances, and parties.  Our deck can accommodate up to 50 people, either incorporating tables and chairs for a sit-down meal or just keeping the floor clear for dancing!  At one end of the deck, the terrace of our charmingly-refurbished barn is the perfect location for a small band or DJ; meanwhile, a lovely waterfall at the opposite end of the deck adds to the natural beauty of our outdoor setting.

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