AETREUM DESIGNS - The single architecture and design firm in the small town, they have been gaining notice outside of the town ever since they opened a handful of years back. Owned by Olive Rathbone, she spent years in New York City doing architecture work before relocating to the small town of Dunhaven after marrying her husband and opened the firm upon arrival.
ATHENA ACADEMY - Nestled at the edge of the city limits, about equal distance from the nearest large city and downtown Rivers Falls, this all girls private boarding (though some students commute) school attracts the daughters of Very Important People. Most of them are shoo-ins for the university if they so choose. 5th-12th grade.
AURELIUS ACADEMY - Nestled at the edge of the city limits, about equal distance from the nearest large city and downtown Rivers Falls, this all boys private boarding (though some students commute) school attracts the sons of Very Important People. Most of them are shoo-ins for the university if they so choose. 5th-12th grade.
THE BARBERSHOP - The gentleman’s one-stop-shop for all things hair, beard, and moustache.
CALM WATERS FISHING & BOAT TOURS - If you want to have a private tour around the Potomac, host a floating party, or maybe want to go fishing, but you don't have a boat to do it on, come on down. Owned by the Waters family for generations and now under the care of Nick Waters, they have affordable rates and many different sizes and styles of boats to suit your needs.
CHAPTER ONE - The local bookstore. Their stock is huge, ranging from current best sellers to classic to obscure titles that hardly anyone has heard of. The owner is friendly and very helpful -- if he doesn't already have the book, he'll make it his duty to do some research and get it for you. The store just recently added a small coffee shop in the back and you're encouraged to drink while reading, even if you don't end up buying the book.
COMET DRIVE-IN - The drive-in is one of the oldest attractions in Dunhaven and is as popular as ever, and for good reason. They tend to have a bigger variety of films than the local movie theater and all showings are double feature. The movies start at sundown and are shown as long as there isn't rain or snow on the ground.
COMMUNITY TRUST BANK - The bankers here know everyone by name. If it takes more than two minutes for a transaction, it’s because they’ve got to catch up on what’s been going on in their customer’s life! They take personal banking to a whole new level.
COZY COTTAGE B&B - It's not hard to imagine what Cozy Cottage B&B looks like, since it's all in the name. Located in a quaint cottage in a wooded area of the town, it's the place to go if you want a relaxing weekend alone with your significant other. The rooms are large and themed by color and the breakfast is superb.
DOWN THE ROAD REALTY - The local realtor’s office.
DUNHAVEN BAPTIST CHURCH - For your weekly dose of God and potlucks. The pastor is James Scott, who’s been in the position for more than a decade.
DUNHAVEN CEMETERY - A beautiful stretch of land with ornate memorials and a mausoleum. There's a lot of history here, if you're into that sort of thing.
DUNHAVEN ARTS CENTER - Though not housed in the largest building, it packs as much culture into it as possible. The auditorium is mostly used for the regular plays and musicals put on by the Dunhaven Theater Troupe, but can be rented out for events. The arts center offers a number of classes in the arts, including dance for all ages, music lessons, and painting -- among many others.
DUNHAVEN ELEMENTARY (K-4), MIDDLE (5-8), & HIGH SCHOOL (9-12) - The schools are all in separate buildings but, much to the chagrin of the older students, they’re all right next to each other. The mascots are the Ravens, and both the middle and high school boast competitive basketball, football, wrestling, track, and cheerleading programs. Kindergarteners must have turned 5 on or before August 31 to start at the elementary school.
DUNHAVEN FIRE DEPARTMENT
DUNHAVEN GENERAL HOSPITAL
DUNHAVEN HOTEL - Located in one of the taller buildings, the Dunhaven Hotel is an affordable place to stay if visiting the town. Though they don't offer breakfast or room service, the wifi is free and the rooms are always clean.
DUNHAVEN MUNICIPAL ZOO - Though you shouldn't expect to see any tigers or lions in this zoo, there is a range of local animals and a nice picnic area. The real draw, however, is the petting zoo, which has a number of farm animals, including cows and goats, and many baby animals that children can pet and feed. Admission is free.
DUNHAVEN PUBLIC LIBRARY
DUNHAVEN SHERIFF'S DEPARTMENT
DUNHAVEN TRIBUNE - The local newspaper that publishes every morning, including weekends. The editorial section is sometimes profound but usually just reads more like an anonymous gossip column.
DUNHAVEN URGENT CARE CENTER - For all your medical emergencies. Well, all of the emergencies that don’t require an actual hospital. The nearest actual hospital is in the city.
DUNHAVEN YMCA - Family-friendly fitness center with sports leagues and group fitness programs!
DUNHAVEN PARK - The larger of the two parks in Dunhaven, it has pretty much everything you might want. Just to name a few, there are swings, jungle gyms, and plenty of sandboxes for kids, the community pool that is open all summer and free to use, a winding bike path that circles through the park and the rest of the town, basketball and tennis courts, and the baseball diamond that is the home of the town's own baseball team that's called, you guessed it, the Ravens. (There isn't a lot of creativity when it comes to mascots.) Every year, during the first full weekend of October, the town's Harvest Festival takes place in the park.
ERIKSON PARK - Built thanks to a large donation by Harold Erikson in 2011, this is the smaller of the two parks in the town, but for what it lacks in size it makes up for in a skate park. Yes, there are swings and other places for kids to play, however the main draw and attraction is the skate park. The park also has a band shell that is used for summer performances by local bands that can rent the space and Dunhaven City Band.
EVERGREEN BOWLING - For a fun time and a shockingly good slice of pizza, come on down to Evergreen Bowling. The building has been for sale for going on ten years now, but the current owners continue its operation -- largely since it seems like no one's interested in buying and they're still making good money. Thursday nights are bowling league nights, so unless you're on a team, you might be best coming a different night. Come down on Fridays, though, for Cosmic Bowling.
FLOWER GIRLS - Owned by David and June Adams, this is the local florist. If you want a dozen roses for your girlfriend, bouquets for a wedding, or corsages for prom, this is the best flower shop around.
GRANDMA'S - Their tagline is "come to Grandma's for some of your grandma's old-fashioned cooking" and they're not exaggerating. If you want waffles or comfort food, Grandma's is the place to go. They have a rather large, but reasonably priced Sunday brunch buffet.
J’S GAS & FOOD - The one and only gas station within city limits. The prices are always reasonable, and they never quite got the memo that candy bars aren’t a dime anymore.
JAVA CHIP CAFE - Just about as close to a Starbucks as you're going to get in the small town, they are a coffeehouse that serves everything from plain coffee to lattes to tea to espresso. They also have an in house bakery and sell massive muffins, brownies, and cookies that are baked fresh every morning.
JAZZ HOUSE - The name alone makes it pretty clear: this is the town's local jazz club. It's been open since the mid-90s and has stayed popular throughout the years. They do serve dinner and it tends to be a popular date spot as the food is good and more upscale than some of the other restaurants in town. Make sure you make a reservation if you want to come on a Friday or Saturday, though, as space is limited.
JOE'S - A bit of a hole in a wall, Joe's is one of the more popular bars in town because the drinks have always been the cheapest. Of course, that does mean that the quality of liquor is often the cheapest, but waste not, want not, right? It's rare for a weekend to go by and to note see flashing lights outside of Joe's because some sort of fight broke out either in or right outside of the bar. Long story short, it's not the classiest of establishments, but stays open thanks to its low prices and loyal customers.
K AUTO - Under new ownership since 2015, K Auto has been a staple in Dunhaven for decades. Come here for your oil changes, tune ups, and repairs, as well as any custom jobs you might have in mind. The work is high quality and the prices are fair.
MAJESTY CINEMAS - With only a handful of screens, Majesty Cinemas might not get the movie you're looking for right away, but the blockbusters are almost always available on opening weekend. They just recently renovated one of the theaters so they now offer 3D screenings. Tuesdays are $5 Movie & Popcorn Night, so come by for a deal.
MAXWELL’S HARDWARE - John Maxwell’s hardware store.
MISS BELLE’S SALON & SPA - A full-menu salon and spa, this boutique is the perfect spot for a relaxing day off. Be careful just how relaxed you get, though, because half the town’s gossip happens here.
PICASSO - Dunhaven’ premier art gallery. The exhibit changes monthly and there's a studio in the back for art classes.
THE POURHOUSE - A step up from Joe's, their drinks might be a bit more expensive, but the variety is wider and they also have a kitchen and serve the best hot wings in town. They have karaoke every Wednesday and Friday night and have live bands perform on their open patio area every Friday night from Memorial Day weekend until Labor Day weekend. The bands tend to be local bands from around Virginia, but they occasionally can attract more well known groups.
ROLL OF THE DIE - Your resource for gaming (both tabletop and console), comic books, and collectibles. They have D&D nights on Thursday nights and the room is available for other gaming groups the rest of the week. There's a whole cooler full of Monster energy drinks that's always fully stocked if you need a late night boost.
SAL’S - The place for pizza. There's almost always a table full of teenagers here after school hours, but it's pretty family-friendly. Famous for its parmesan crust, massive pepperonis, and quarter-per-play jukebox.
SKATES - This roller rink has been around for ages, having been in the Thomas family's care since it was first opened in the 70s. They have kept with the times, though, and you wouldn't necessarily know that it has been open so long. Though they are open for all ages, Friday nights are Teen Night; anyone aged 13-18 get half-off skate rental and admittance if they present their middle/high school student ID.
SPIN - The town's resource for all things digital entertainment. They have a comprehensive catalog of CDs, movies, vinyls, and more. Josh Lanter is the full-time manager there and enjoys having in-depth conversations with customers about movies and music, and will happily order in products he thinks you might like.
STELLA'S - One of the more trendy places in town, Stella's is a combination cafe and coffee shop that is popular among teenagers and young adults alike. It has an eccentric feel and a large menu of different sorts of dishes that are all experiments of some sort of the owner and main cook, Stella King. They even have a food truck that you can see around at the parks, near local businesses at lunchtime, or in the city.
THE SQUARE - Though not even located anywhere near a square or even in a perfectly square building, the Square is by and large the fanciest restaurant in Dunhaven. Owned by Rhonda Swanson, she is a Dunhaven local that left for culinary school and returned to settle down with her family. The food is good and great quality, though perhaps a bit on the pricy range. Still, if you want to impress your date, this is where you take them.
THE SUGAR BAR - Having only been open for a couple of years, the Sugar Bar is the nicest of the local bars. They specialize in martinis, though you can find other drinks and beer here as well. Friday is Ladies Night and it tends to be a popular spot for bachelorette parties. They have a nice sized dance floor and that space is about as close to a real dance club as Dunhaven has yet to see.
SWEET NOTHINGS COFFEE & CONFECTIONS - Owned by Elsie Gardner, this is a little locally-owned bakery and coffee shop. The food is good all day long but customers tend to line up outside of the shop in the mornings for a chance at one of the famous glazed doughnuts. The shop owner likes her puns and tends to use them for daily weekday drink specials.
UNIVERSITY OF DUNHAVEN - A very exclusive, scholarship-only, elite university. Only about 20% of applicants actually receive admittance to the school and admission is based on a subjective mixture of academic performance, compelling character, and who you know.
WILKERSON’S - The local grocery owned and operated by Howard Wilkerson, a friendly (if not a bit too friendly) old man who wears sweater vests and bowties underneath his grocer’s vest. There’s not an expansive variety of goods, but the grocery has just about everything you need. Howard recently even added an aisle of those healthy foods the young’n’s love these days.
WRAV - The local radio station. Some of the university students take over the airwaves from 10pm-2am daily.
OTHER LOCATIONS OPEN FOR NAMING/CLAIMING/FLESHING OUT* - Computer/Tech Store, Dance Academy/Yoga Studio, Detective Agency, Family Physician’s Office, Landscaping Company, Law Firm, Seamstress, Psychiatrist/Therapist Office, Thrift Store, Travel Agency, Vet Clinic
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