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    REMINDER: Roadwork continues in a one-mile section of Parkway, commonly known as Ice Rock, from MP242.4 at Alligator Back Parking Area to MP241. The project involves twenty-four-hour, one-lane traffic control until November 1, 2014.

Contract Awarded for Northwest Trading Post

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Date: May 23, 2013
Contact: Laura Nelson, 828 348 3407

Blue Ridge Parkway Acting Superintendent Monika Mayr announced today that Sally Mae's, LLC has been awarded a concession contract for operation of the Northwest Trading Post at Parkway Milepost 259 near West Jefferson, NC.This concessions contract will be issued for a term of ten years. In addition to sale of local art and crafts and souvenirs, the contract requires beverage and snack sales.For additional information on the award of this contract, please contact Laura Nelson, Concessions Management Specialist, at 828-348-3407.

Sally Mae's LLC is owned by Bill and Karen Radcliff, who operated Sally Mae's Emporium in downtown West Jefferson, NC for 10 years, providing a unique shopping experience for Ashe County residents and Parkway visitors. Northwest Trading Post will in late May and will be open seven days a week from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm through October.

For questions or information regarding Northwest Trading Post, please contact Karen Radcliff at 336-982-2543.

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The Blue Ridge Parkway celebrated its 75th anniversary throughout 2010 with events in dozens of adjacent communities.