A Unique Shopping Experience at the Greenbrier's Art Colony Retail Shops - Part 1, Mackenzie-Dow Fine Furniture

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A Unique Shopping Experience at the Greenbrier's Art Colony Retail Shops - Part 1, Mackenzie-Dow Fine Furniture



Overlooking the Springhouse at The Greenbrier Resort atop a hill, called Alabama Row, are eight retail stores....aptly called the Art Colony Shops.  A porch stretches from one end to the other, making it easy to stop at each shop or just relax on the benches and take in the magnificent mountain views.  The view from this spot is awesome anytime of the year! 


The Art Colony is an unique experience.  Skilled artisans, working in metal, leather, brass, wood, glass and pottery, are resident in these shops, many of them demonstrating their craft on-site.  I will be writing about each of the eight retail shops in no particular order.


Gary and Alicia Adams, owners


The first shop......Mackenzie-Dow Fine Furniture, a family-owned business.  The company is based in Huntington, WV, and the owners, Gary and Alicia Adams, employ about 40 people.  They opened their doors one month after September 11, 2001, and the company has been going strong ever since.   



Working strictly in Appalachian wild black cherry, the local craftsmen and women employ 17th and 18th century woodworking techniques to construct elegant creations that promise both enduring value and sophisticated style.  Each piece is entirely bench-crafted – hand-planed, glazed, waxed and hand-finished -- resulting in a finished product that begs to be touched. 


Adams states, "…wild black cherry, a species native to America’s abundant Appalachian forest, allows us to appreciate nature’s blemishes while not affecting the structural integrity of our product.  The singular beauty of solid Appalachian Black Cherry ensures that no two pieces will ever be alike.  Each Mackenzie-Dow design is an original masterpiece – a true work of art – signed and sealed by nature.  Personalization is available through a variety of finish options as well as custom sizing on most items."






Aimee Hanna & Galya GalyeanSome of MacKenzie-Dow’s signature pieces can be found at The Biltmore Hotel, the Hotel Hershey and The Greenbrier Sporting Club lodge.  While MacKenzie-Dow’s furniture is also represented in design showrooms and retail stores across the country,


their own retail store, located at the Art Colony, which opened in June of this year, offers a wide array of their furniture.


Managed by Aimee Hanna and sales associate, Galya Galyean, the store is opened every day from 10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.





For more information on the Mackenzie-Dow fine furniture,

call 304-536-1110 ext. 7287


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Next Part 2, Joseph Mendel Furniture Maker.


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Jeanean Gendron
The Address Realty - Redding, CA
Specializing in Selling Unique Properties

Rebecca, we are both up late. Your much more so than I. You've been busy doing good things again, I see. Been a busy weekend for me and have not been on AR much. So good to be out there meeting your local marketplace and sharing it. I think that is my favorite thing to do.

Sep 19, 2010 05:43 PM #1
Liz Loadholt
Liz Loadholt- AgentOwned Realty- Covering SC - Mount Pleasant, SC
Realtor--Broker-in-charge - Trainer--Relocation Director Covering SC

Rebecca --- excellent localism post --- surely makes me want to visit McKenzie-Dow Fine Furniture --

Sep 20, 2010 04:51 AM #2
Tony & Darcy Cannon
Aubrey and Associates Realty - Layton, UT
The C Team

Rebecca, that is a great localism post.  That furniture is gorgeous!  Thanks for sharing it with us!

Sep 20, 2010 06:21 AM #3
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Jeanean, with this 30 day challenge, I have been up late almost every night...only ten more days...whew!

Liz, thank you for the nice comments.

Tony, thanks and you are so welcome.

Sep 20, 2010 06:28 AM #4
Bob & Leilani Souza
Souza Realty 916.408.5500 - Roseville, CA
Greater Sacramento Area Homes, Land & Investments

Rebecca, I'm always impressed with your localism posts...and I'm looking forward to reading Part 2! :)


Sep 20, 2010 08:45 AM #5
Ellie McIntire
Ellicott City Clarksville Howard County Maryland Real Estate - Ellicott City, MD
Luxury service in Howard County & Catonsville

What an interesting part of town. The pictures are terrific. The store owners at Alabama Row must be hugging you for your great write ups. Looking forward to the rest.

Sep 20, 2010 03:02 PM #6
Rebecca Gaujot, Realtor®
Vision Quest Realty - Lewisburg, WV
Lewisburg WV, the go to agent for all real estate

Leilani, thanks part 2 is now published..working on #3.

Ellie, thank you. Writing about the retail stores at Alabama Row and is so interesting meeting all the artisans.

Sep 21, 2010 03:08 PM #7
Mickey McCoy
Coldwell Banker Stuart and Watts - Lewisburg, WV

Rebecca, a great shop and some beautiful furniture.

Sep 23, 2010 02:59 AM #8
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