This Saturday June 9th our fly tying seminar is going to be cancelled.
The Citizens of Cherrydale group has organized with the county and Arlington historians the importance of our store location in America's fight for civil rights and equality. Our building was a Drug Fair lunch counter in the 50’s and 60’s, and there was a historic sit-in that took place in our building on June 9th, 1960.
The parking lot will be closed off late Friday night, and they will unveiling a large brass plaque commemorating the event and it’s inspiration to other sit-in demonstrators and activists, including Martin Luther King Jr. The plaque will be unveiled directly in front of our store, but will be installed on the Lee Highway side of the street where the entrance to the lunch counter actually was.
There will be news crews and Arlington dignitaries, as well as a documentary crew from California here to document and film the event.
There will be no parking available until after 11am. If you’re planning on visiting, we suggest getting there extra early if you want a space somewhere nearby.