Post by Stacey Walker. Stacey mostly works behind the scenes for Greenbrook Design, managing day to day operations, marketing, sourcing product and keeping the showroom beautifully designed. Stacey also does interior design & home styling for a select number of clients. Find out more about Stacey here.
Old roads, old dogs, old folks, and old ways still have a lot to offer in this sped up world we live in.
Welcome to our small part of North Carolina in Uptown Shelby, where we still believe in waving hello and helping a neighbor. After our first year in Uptown Shelby, we have started to settle into the community and are getting to know our new neighbors. Our First Friday’s have also allowed us to integrate more with our fellow “Shelbians” and we have enjoyed learning more about all the wonderful places tucked away in our little town.
Rooted in music
Uptown Shelby has always had roots it’s in music, with two iconic hometown boys, Don Gibson and Earl Scruggs. Both men have been immortalized within the city of Shelby and still have fans who come to visit the sites dedicated to them. Within the last few years, the old courthouse located in the court square was converted into a museum devoted to the life and bluegrass music by Earl Scruggs. The Earl Scruggs Center combines the life story of legendary three-finger picking style master and Cleveland County native, Earl Scruggs, with the unique and engaging story of the history and cultural traditions in our community where he was born and raised. One of his most notable songs was Foggy Mountain Breakdown.
Influentional force in country music industry
Besides the Earl Scruggs Center, Uptown Shelby proudly dedicated an old but recently renovated theater to singer & songwriter Don Gibson. Don was one of the most influential forces in the country music industry from the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s. Even outside of country music circles several of his songs are instantly recognized by fans and musicians all across the globe, and across almost five decades of cultural change. Not only were Don’s songs recorded by such stars as Elvis, Neil Young, Ronnie Milsap, Emmylou Harris and countless others…but his hit I Can’t Stop Loving You has been recorded more than 700 times… and has been played on the radio over four million times. The Don Gibson Theatre has seating for 400 and can be rented out as an event venue as well. It’s nostalgia for the old days makes it the perfect place to host those throwback parties and many other genres.
More than cabinetry
At our design center, located within walking distance of the Earl Scruggs Center, we offer more than cabinetry, we are also a great resource to accessorize your home with unique art, lighting, furniture and other home decor items. Our goal is to help you create the home you have always dreamed of and that includes more than cabinets. We would love to have the opportunity to sit down with you and hear your ideas of what you are looking to create your space. We are only an hour from Charlotte, Asheville, Greenville, SC and Hickory.
If you are nearby visiting the Tryon Equestrian center, Uptown Shelby has a lot to offer in shopping, food, and entertainment. Our Uptown district is not large, but we have some really unique and friendly places to visit, that cannot be found anywhere else. We like to say our “Southern hospitality” is grandeur.
Remember, if you are looking for things to do near Tryon, NC, Uptown Shelby is only a few minutes away. Come visit our charming small town with restaurants, stores, and entertainment that are sure to not disappoint. Take a break from the fast paced world we live in and revel in a time where the cares of life were small and the care of others was a priority.