Downtown Development

Woodstock  Brewhouse
123 East Court Street
Established July 2015


Located just off Main Street in historic Woodstock, VA, the Brewhouse is located in a recently renovated industrial-age gem of a building. Originally known by long-time residents of Woodstock as the Casey Jones work clothes factory, the venue provides a grand experience from the moment you walk through the doors. The new building owners have paid great attention to detail and restored the structure to its original glory, from the grand 14-foot ceilings to the aged and worn wood flooring, they met their goal of keeping the structure as authentic as possible.

Enjoy a cold pint brewed in the lower level of the Brewhouse paired with delicious eats from Christina's Sexi Mexi restaurant located in the building as well. The Woodstock Brewhouse is a welcoming gathering place for locals and visitors alike and we invite you to visit and find your new favorite Woodstock brew!

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Suzanne's Studio
130 West Court Street

Established 2018

This building on West Court street just steps away from Main Street that now is home to Suzanne's Studio was built somewhere around 1920 according to the National Register of Historic Places. It has previously been home to several different businesses including a jeweler, Certified Public Accountants, and a land surveyor. 

In the summer of 2019, a building facade improvement was competed and partial funding was awarded to the property owners through the Woodstock Economic Development Authority's Facade RENEW Grant program. As you can see, a complete transformation occurred at a rather low monetary impact to the building owner but large impact for the streetscape and for Suzanne's Studio! This is just one example of a great public-private partnership and downtown development that has positively impacted the Town of Woodstock.Citizens and visitors are attracted to a renovated building and a business that offers small group events, drawing classes, and individual art instruction year round.

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Woodstock Lofts

In the summer of 1908, the Woodstock School Trustees completed this brick High School to serve as the area’s Graded and High School. Plans for it were started in 1906 and construction began the following year. When it opened, enrollment at the school was close to 250 students resulting in the need for an additional off-site location nearby. This building would remain the town’s primary school until 1933 when the county school board opened a new high school on the north end of Woodstock. The school on Court Street then became the Woodstock Elementary School and housed grades 1-7. 

In the 1950's, the Woodstock Elementary School had become overcrowded. Approximately 400 students filled nine classrooms! A large outdoor trailer was added to accommodate students and this clapboard building, located on the south side of the school, was referred to as the “Ivory Palace” or the “Chicken Coop.”

When consolidated High Schools opened in 1959 to ease these overcrowding issues, elementary students were transferred to the north end of town and this building became the Shenandoah county school board office. It would serve in that capacity until 2001 when it was relocated to a new county administration office.

Today this building is abandoned but only temporarily as it was recently acquired by Echelon Resources to be rehabilitated into nine market-rate rental loft apartments. The building's historic features will be preserved and highlighted in this project and federal and state historic rehabilitation tax credits will be used therefore the redevelopment design is overseen by both the Virginia Department of Historic Resources and the federal National Park Service. Additional loft apartments will also be constructed closer to Main Street that will include commercial space on the lower level. The Town of Woodstock was approached by Echelon Resources and  after many months of research and due diligence, Town Council unanimously decided to abandon the original plan to turn the building into the "new" town office as they understand the greater impact of establishing residential housing such a short walking distance to downtown shops and restaurants. You can follow this project and it's progress on the website.

Source: Shenandoah Stories, Woodstock Lofts 

Woodstock School - historic

Downtown Parking Lot

Project completed January 2019

The downtown parking lot project is roughly 38,000 sq ft facility that blends stormwater management, walkability, and parking in our downtown. This project was added to the 2013 Town of Woodstock Capital Improvement Plan after a number of issues were identified that needed to be addressed. This project solved complex problems of connectivity, stormwater management, aging infrastructure, and efficient parking into one creative solution.

The project improved parking efficiency and increased the number of spaces in the space to a total of 56 from the previous 12-15. It includes an 80A Tesla charging station and a 40A universal charging station for electric vehicles.