Brundidge poised to capitalize on its successes

Published 11:53 pm Wednesday, August 12, 2015

A new brand is on tap for Brundidge, and that’s a good thing.
Long known as the “Antique City,” Brundidge has developed a reputation as a quirky, friendly Southern town, filled with charm and personality.
For many years, a broad base of antiques stores drew shoppers and patrons to the community. Over time, the expansion of the arts – including the We Piddle Around Theatre and it’s storytelling festivals – helped draw regional and national attention to Brundidge. A downtown revitalization has seen the addition of a new coffee shop and internet cafe, a recording studio, art studios, a soon-to-open restaurant and the restoration of a historic community building, all designed to enhance the charm found in Brundidge. And, more recently, the expansion of the locally owned food processing industry in Brundidge continues to expand its national reach.
That’s why a group of motivated citizens is meeting together to brainstorm new ideas for branding and marketing the town they love. The group has been meeting and planning, seeking ideas to attract more visitors and to capitalize on the assets found in Brundidge. Dog parks and splash pads, lemonade and cookies for shoppers, all are ideas being considered.
And if history teaches us anything, it’s that the folks in Brundidge can make good things happen. That’s why business leader Chuck Carraway – who have overseen the growth of Southern Classic Foods and Magnolia Food Processors and is now set to open his own restaurant in downtown Brundidge – was quick to point out the needed support and investment of those folks who are most likely to benefit from Brundidge’s rebranding and future growth. No matter how the town is branded, success will come from those willing to invest dollars in the community and from the support of the local community.
It’s an exciting time for Brundidge. We can’t wait to see how the town continues to grow and flourish.

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