Monday, November 30, 2009

Lynchburg: Lunchburg

I rescued nephew Matthew from Bedford on Saturday and we drove all around downtown Lynchburg, before meeting with Trix Moose and her 14-year-old Jack for lunch at the delectable Waterstone Pizzeria in the Craddock-Terry Hotel, named for its former usage as a warehouse for the shoe corporation, which was based in the 'burg. The web site says it best: "The decor is distinctly industrial with open exposed granite block walls, heavy timber beams and an airy atrium." The food was awfully tasty, too. Afterward, we took a walking tour of the hotel, which has been beautifully restored, with much of the original beams and brick in place.In the 'vator with Matty and Trix.My kind of sole! An actual ad from one of Craddock Terry's brands in the mid-1970s. It's displayed—where else—in the men's room.Original signage on the side of the building next to the Craddock Terry Hotel.Each room is decorated with a particular shoe on the door. How could I resist the elfin slipper? It sure beat the athletic sneaker theme.