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Eclipse Company Store

11309 Jackson Drive
The Plains, Ohio 45780
Phone: 740-677-4904
Overview
11:00 am - 10:00 pm Monday - Thursday

11:00 am - 11:00 pm Friday - Saturday

11:00 am - 8:00 pm Sunday.

The Eclipse Company Store offers a full menu with BBQ and Sandwiches including Craft Beers and Live Entertainment.

The Eclipse Company Town was built by the Hocking Valley Coal Company between 1900 and 1902. Operated by the Johnson Brothers, for whom Johnson Road was named, the Company Town sits atop Eclipse Mine #4 of the Hocking Valley Coal Company. Miners and their families once lived in the quaint houses, which form two parallel rows. The town's store served as a pay station and general store for the miners. The miners could earn credit only, and kept a running tab based on the amount of coal loaded in the mine. That credit was then used in exchange for goods and services at the store. Married miners without children rented the two front rooms of the second floor of the store. Miners with families and children rented the houses. There were originally eight company houses in the town, with another five nearby, about where the US 33 bridge cross the Hocking River today. It was called Five Spot. There were also many more company houses on the other side of Johnson Road and in the surrounding area. The mine closed in the early 1930's as many others in the area did due to the Great Depression. But the Eclipse Mine #4 reopened in 1940 as part of a World War II effort and continued operating until 1948. In 1997, Eclipse, Ltd. was formed by five friends who decided to take on restoration of the company town because of their interest in local preservation, history and the Hockhocking-Adena Bikeway. In February 2009, renovations of the Eclipse Company General Store were completed. The Company Town now has twelve company houses, one shotgun house and the company store. The houses are rented to an array of commercial and residential tenants including Jana's Soul Food Cafe.

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Calendar of Events
Circus No. 9 Plays Eclipse Co. Store
Tue Jul 17

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Eclipse Company Store is so excited to bring one of the hottest progressive bluegrass bands in the country to the Athens area. This fantastic night of music is sponsored by Heidelberg Distributing Company, and will be featuring the beers of Rhinegeist as a part of our incredible line-up of free music for Ohio Brew Week.

Circus No. 9 is East Tennessees own Progressive Bluegrass outfit, blurring the lines between Bluegrass, Jazz, Jambands, and more. Described as -John Hartford meets John Coltrane,- the group has appeared alongside artists including David Grisman, Bryan Sutton, Larry Keel, and more. Comprised of musicians Matthew Davis, Thomas Cassell, and Vince Ilagan, Circus No. 9 is one of the most exciting new bands on the acoustic music scene today.

Regular Hours:

11:00 am - 10:00 pm Mon-Thu

11:00 am - 11:00 pm Fri-Sat

11:00 am - 8:00 pm Sun

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Eclipse Company Store, Phone: 740-677-4904

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
Nora Jane Struthers in the Plains, OH
Wed Jul 18

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Nora Jane Struthers has written -some of the most quietly powerful narratives within the new wave of Americana artists,- says Ann Powers of NPR Music. The songs that last

decades and weave themselves into the fabric of listeners lives are usually the ones in which an artist lays her soul bare for the world to hear. Struthers new album Champion, due out October 13 on Blue Pig Records, is built on these kinds of songs.

The 13-song collection is the follow-up to 2015s Wake, which earned Struthers acclaim from major outlets like NPR Music, Rolling Stone Country, and -Fresh Air.- Struthers wrote and recorded the album with her longtime road band the Party Line, and the chemistry between her and the other players is palpable.

This is another amazing FREE event Eclipse Co. Store is hosting for Ohio Brew Week, so don't miss out. We want to thank our sponsor Josh Radcliff of LCR Realty, and will be featuring the beers of Royal Docks Brewing Co.

Regular Hours:

11:00 am - 10:00 pm Mon-Thu

11:00 am - 11:00 pm Fri-Sat

11:00 am - 8:00 pm Sun

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Eclipse Company Store, Phone: 740-677-4904

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
July Drafts for a Difference - Brew Week
Wed Jul 18

5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Each month, Athens Sunrise Rotary, organizes a community happy hour that benefits a worthy cause at the Eclipse Company Store, just outside of Athens. The community-minded beer hall has offered to donate $1 for every beer sold at these events. Athens Sunrise Rotary will also match each donation - so that means for each beer purchased - $2 will go to the charity of the month. In July, we partner up with Brew Week so join us for quality Ohio draft beers, all for a good cause.

This month event will benefit Community Food Initiatives Join us and support this great community organization.

Regular Hours:

11:00 am - 10:00 pm Mon-Thu

11:00 am - 11:00 pm Fri-Sat

11:00 am - 8:00 pm Sun

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Eclipse Company Store, Phone: 740-677-4904

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
The Tillers return to Eclipse Co Store
Thu Jul 19

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Cincinnati s best (and one of Athens very favorite) bluegrass bands returns to the best outdoor venue in SE Ohio for a special Ohio Brew Week show. If you are familiar with The Tillers - we know you will be here ... if you are not yet, there is no better time to come check them out. This show is free in part to sponsorship with Black Diamond Bicycles, and will feature the delicious beers of MadTree Brewing. See you at the show.

Regular Hours:

11:00 am - 10:00 pm Mon-Thu

11:00 am - 11:00 pm Fri-Sat

11:00 am - 8:00 pm Sun

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Eclipse Company Store, Phone: 740-677-4904

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
Miss Tess the Talkbacks at the Eclipse Co Store
Fri Jul 20

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

For the final night of our fantastic run of 8 nights of great (and FREE) music during Ohio Brew Week ... we are excited to host Miss Tess & the Talkbacks. We are also excited to offer this as a fundraiser for My Sisters Place - a local nonprofit that offers comprehensive services for victims of physical or emotional abuse. This will certainly be a special night for a very special cause. We are also partnering with The Citizens Bank, and featuring the brews of Great Lakes Brewing Company.

-Nashville meets Brooklyn...country chic.- -- Village Voice

Miss Tess & The Talkbacks is a grooving rock n roll band rooted in swinging blues, throwback country, and rockabilly music from Brooklyn, NY. Front and center in this tight quartet is soulful songwriter and skilled guitarist, Miss Tess. She possesses a voice that is, -alternately seductive and sexy, and is a pure joy to listen to- (Pop Matters).

Regular Hours:

11:00 am - 10:00 pm Mon-Thu

11:00 am - 11:00 pm Fri-Sat

11:00 am - 8:00 pm Sun

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Eclipse Company Store, Phone: 740-677-4904

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
The Drifter Kings return to Eclipse Co Store
Sat Jul 28

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

The Drifter Kings return to the Eclipse Company Store with their blend of blues and rock for a great night of music on our outdoor stage. Come bring in the weekend with some free live music, brews and delicious food.

Regular Hours:

11:00 am - 10:00 pm Mon-Thu

11:00 am - 11:00 pm Fri-Sat

11:00 am - 8:00 pm Sun

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Eclipse Company Store, Phone: 740-677-4904

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
The Judy Chops at Eclipse Co Store
Sat Aug 4

7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

There are a few bands that you will come across that completely catch you off guard, and immediately become one of your favorites ... and Eclipse is excited to be bringing one of those bands to our outdoor stage. The Judy Chops are a Virginia based -mountain swing band- that will bring you in with their personality, and keep you there with their grooves. We guarantee this will be one of your favorite shows of the summer. They first came to Athens in 2017 to open for Pokey LaFarge, and fell in love with Athens - while Athens fell in love with them.

Mark your calendars now for this show of Virginia Grown Mountain Swing and Vintage Americana.

Regular Hours:

11:00 am - 10:00 pm Mon-Thu

11:00 am - 11:00 pm Fri-Sat

11:00 am - 8:00 pm Sun

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Eclipse Company Store, Phone: 740-677-4904

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
Smooth Hound Smith at Eclipse Co Store!
Sat Aug 11

7:00pm- 9:00pm

Last year, Smooth Hound Smith visited Eclipse Company Store as a duo for an incredible night of music ... they left with a lawn full of new fans. We are excited to welcome them back as a 4 piece band to light up the stage on Saturday, August 11th!

Not familiar with Smooth Hound Smith? Here's a little more: Smooth Hound Smith is a foot stompin' American roots duo comprised of "One-Man-Band" Zack Smith (guitars/vocals/foot drums/harmonicas) and Caitlin Doyle (vocals/percussion). Established in 2012, and currently based in East Nashville, TN, they record and perform a varied and unique style of folky, garage-infused rhythm & blues. Using primal foot percussion, complex, fuzzed-out, finger-picked guitar patterns, warbled harmonicas, tasty harmonies and A LOT of tambourine, they are able to create something rugged and visceral- a modern interpretation of early blues, soul, and rock 'n' roll music that harkens back to the traditions of hazy front porch folk songs as well as raucous back-alley juke joints.

There will be a $5 cover charge for this show, and will be worth every penny!

Cost: Free Event

Contact: Eclipse Company Store, Phone: 740-677-4904

Interest Tags: Outdoor Activity, Family Oriented, Special Interest, Arts/Music/Film,
Website: www.eclipsecompanystore.com/
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