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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Please Join Us for Our Annual Holiday Open House! THIS SATURDAY, December 3rd from 12pm-5pm

Please join us this Saturday for our annual Holiday Open House from 12pm - 5pm!

We have been busy decking the halls and look forward to sharing the holiday spirit with you.
Stop in for special deals, light refreshments & door prizes!

Note: additional parking is available behind our building at Vic Thomas Park

Salvaged English Stained Glass...Just Arrived!

 Look what Santa and his elves just dropped off...
just in time for our Holiday Open House!

Salvaged stained glass from England.
Various designs & sizes!
Here's a sampling... 

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

New "Jefferson Senior High School" Print from artist Lee Penny Baker

We just received the latest print from artist Lee Penny Baker, from her Roanoke Scenes series.
Pictured here is Jefferson High School - now known as The Jefferson Center.

Available here in our Memorial Bridge Marketplace, framed and unframed, they make great local gifts for the holidays!
To view other Roanoke Scenes, click HERE.

Thursday, November 3, 2011

LIPES PHARMACY sign now resting at Black Dog Salvage

For anyone with ties to South Roanoke, Lipes Pharmacy was an institution and part of the daily fabric of many lives. After 82 years, the independent pharmacy has been sold to CVS and the building now awaits its next chapter.

We feel fortunate to have to salvaged the Lipes sign and are proud to have it resting in our Marketplace.  It is one of the few items in our permanent collection and will not be for sale.

*note: the 'Soda Fountain' letters were discovered in the basement - they were taken down from the sign when the fountain was discontinued in 1988.  The sign is now back as it originally appeared.


We also salvaged a few other fun finds from Lipes that are available for sale including vintage double sided benches and store fixtures.

The South Roanoke Circle recently compiled memories of Lipes.
Here are a few highlights from Robert (Black Dog co-owner) and his sisters :)

Grilled cheese sandwiches made with mayo and cherry cokes at the grill with girlfriends. A large selection of "LOVE'S BABY SOFT" products and best of all....charging it to Mom!!! (Kemp Kulp Renninger)

Lipes cheeseburger, the best cheeseburger ever, led to my name being posted on the "banned from charging on parents account list" often. My sister Koiner was fond of the magazine selection.....She joined me on the "list" (Robert Kulp)

I loved going to Lipes in the 60's and 70's, hanging out with my friends, charging my lime freeze and cheeseburger to my parents' account, feeling especially cool if we were lucky enough to get one of the two booths next to the grill. I believe that my addiction to candy may have started at the Lipes candy counter, although the candy counter at the firehouse was also to blame. I really loved it when they had to put a sign up saying that my little brother was not allowed to charge, as I believe he had been treating all his friends to sodas and burgers and my parents put a stop to it. (Katie Kulp Jones)

Here's a look at the Lipes sign being carefully removed!