Henry County Furniture Museum receives $35,900 Harvest Grant for new cafe in Bassett

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A Harvest Grant award will support building upgrades to make room for a cafe or sandwich shop in Bassett.

A Harvest Grant award will support building upgrades to make room for a cafe or sandwich shop in Bassett. Pictured from left are Rob Spilman Jr., Randy Hatchett, Director of Engineering and Facilities for Bassett Furniture and Manager of the Bassett Train Station Event Center, Jeb Bassett, Edward H. White, and DeWitt House, Senior Program Officer at The Harvest Foundation. (Photo: Courtesy the Harvest Foundation)

MARTINSVILLE, Va. (WFXR) — A Harvest Grant award will support building upgrades to make room for a cafe or sandwich shop in Bassett.

The Henry County Furniture Museum received the $35,900 grant, which makes up 20 percent of the total project budget, to create a dining option for residents and visitors to the area.

The museum owns the building, located at 188 Reed Stone Street, which will house the shop.

“With the Bassett Train Station Event Center located just across the street, and the success of the GBAC (Greater Bassett Area Community) cruise-ins, having dining options nearby will keep patrons in the immediate area for longer periods of time,” said Jeb Bassett, of the Henry County Furniture Museum organization.

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