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Sustaining heritage, heart and soul in Southwest Virginia

The Draper Mercantile has been a favorite local hangout for over 125 years. We’re continuing that tradition and welcome you to the new gathering place for great food, friendly folks and an inspiring atmosphere.

The Draper Mercantile and Trading Company serves as a showplace for regional arts, crafts, and music. Shop for unique artwork, traditional Appalachian crafts or catch some live music onstage. Visitors can meet local artists and musicians throughout the year at concerts, artisan demonstrations, and special events.

As the heart of the Draper Mercantile, the Blue Door Café provides an upscale cafe experience in a relaxed and neighborly setting. Our food is made from scratch and we use local and organically grown ingredients whenever possible. See our menu for delicious sandwiches, salads and soups as well as farm-fresh breakfasts and our signature house-made desserts.

The Draper Mercantile is also home to the Draper Valley Marketplace, an eclectic little market dedicated to bringing you vibrant, healthful food diversity. The Marketplace features local foods and healthy selections as well as gourmet and world cuisine.

Looking for adventure? The Junction at the Draper Mercantile is your destination for outdoor recreation in the New River Valley. The Junction features bike rentals for the New River Trail and guided excursions. The Junction also offers a wide variety of outdoor gear and apparel.

The Draper Mercantile and Trading Company is dedicated to the enterprise of creating economic opportunity for the region while preserving and celebrating the unique cultural heritage of Southwest Virginia.