The anchors of the commercial portion of Madison County’s Town of Livingston will open soon.
General store Livingston Mercantile will open Aug. 16. It will house The Gathering, a restaurant specializing in Southern cuisine scheduled to open Sept. 15.
They will anchor the Town of Livingston’s 44-acre town square, which will include a men’s barbershop and an office building. All are built in the style of the 1880s, when Livingston served as Madison County’s first county seat, developer David Landrum said earlier this year.
The rural Madison County retail and residential center’s expansion will be among the first “well-certified” projects in the world, Paul Scialla, founder of New York-based real estate firm Delos Living, said in January. Delos Living specializes in well certification.
Well certification means the commercial portion of Livingston will have things like Posturepedic flooring, water purification systems, showers enriched with Vitamin C, sound-dampening interiors, windows that block the sun’s UV rays and lighting meant to increase energy and decrease mental clutter.
Forty-four Charleston-style cottages, priced in the $400,000 range at 2,300-2,900 square feet, are planned. A 400-acre subdivision called Chestnut Hill featuring larger homes will sit adjacent to the square. Individual owners can have their homes well-certified. Walkability will be a primary component of all of it, Landrum said.
Livingston Mercantile and The Gathering are hiring. Open interview sessions for all levels of employment for each are scheduled on on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Mercantile on the corner of Mississippi 463 and 22.
The store includes a full-service bar, a 1,400-square-foot deck and a full-service gas station with ethanol-free fuel. The general store will sell basic convenience items, hunting and fishing products, grocery items, gourmet foods and coffees, delicatessen products, gifts, gardening products, general household items, and fresh flowers.
Landrum, whose personal home sits in Chestnut Hill, bought the property in 2007, intent on turning the new Livingston into a shrine to its past. Livingston’s farmers market, open since 2012, has become a staple for summertime entertainment. Country music star Travis Tritt headlined a show there in May 2013.
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Last modified: August 30, 2017