The Dream Weaver Team out of the Keller Williams Winchester office is always very excited to get new neighbors “on the block,” or at least close to the block.  We are thrilled to hear about FIVE new neighbors coming into Old Town Winchester, even more so to discover that several of them will add to the already incredible selection of great eateries in and around town.

A World of Healing, the non-restaurant new addition to the neighborhood, A World of Healing captures the essence of healing one’s mind, body, and spirit through art. Studies have shown a relationship between engagement with the creative arts and healthful outcomes, including but not limited to: visual arts therapy, music engagement, expressive and creative writing, and movement-based creative expression. Evidence has shown that art-based interventions are effective in reducing adverse physiological and psychological outcomes. A World of Healing, is an art-based retail store that will also offer consultation services on 33 South Loudoun Street when it opens.

The Chef’s Market will be opening in the Taylor Hotel Fly Tower building on Saturdays throughout the summer; hosting numerous vendors. Past years saw over 1,000 people visiting each Saturday during the summer and 2017 should boast equally or more impressive numbers after last season’s success. The goal of the Old Town Farmers Market is to provide fresh, local food and agricultural products directly from farmers and producers to residents, while creating an enjoyable atmosphere that contributes to a prosperous downtown and promotes a sense of community. Expect to see a wide variety of items for sale, including in-season fruits, vegetables, artisan breads, cookies, cheese, grass fed beef, gluten free bread, cured meats, jam, eggs, honey and many other items. All items were grown or produced within a 60-mile radius of Winchester.

Dine One-One (said like 9-1-1), located at 15 N. Loudoun Street at the Bright Box Theater, is a personal and professional chef service offering busy individuals, couples, and families fresh, healthy “To-Go” family-style meals made with locally-sourced ingredients at a reasonable price. An alternative to fast food, pizza and expensive restaurants, each week’s changing menu will feature comfort-food favorites made daily from fresh, local, farm-to-table ingredients. Each week they post a new seasonal menu by noon on Friday. With today’s crazy schedules and busy families with school, work, and all kinds of running all over town, Dine One-One offers an incredible alternative to the usual “lazy night” fare.

Fresco Kitchen at 6 S. Loudoun Street affords the busy household looking for another, “I’m not cooking/lazy night” option and features fresh local ingredients offering options for dine-in or take out. This charming little venue on the pedestrian walking mall in Old Town Winchester offers a light, fresh menu and made-to-order selections including crab cakes, roasted turkey sandwiches, and so much more that can be topped with all-time favorites like avocado, cheeses, roasted vegetables, and more. Oh, and scrumptious desserts, too!

Moe’s Donut Shop opening at 28 E. Piccadilly Street rounds out our list. And who doesn’t love donuts? If you want to try a dessert outside of your visit to any of our local places to dine, fresh-made donuts in an endless supply of configurations will do the trick. We believe the comfort-food journey ends will with a fresh hot cup of coffee and delicious soft, fresh donut!

We simply cannot wait to meet the new neighbors in Old Town Winchester and hope you’ll partake of all they have to offer as well. See you around Old Town!