Mac and Bob's restaurant, a stalwart of downtown Salem, had to close yesterday after a fire in the building.
Downtown Roanoke's City Market Building is getting a new restaurant and bar.
Aldi is getting closer to opening its first Roanoke location.
If anyone happened to see an unusually large crowd outside of Target this morning, the ladies there were not in line for orange juice.
Fans have flooded the restaurant's Facebook page as word spread through the Garden City neighborhood this week — Abbotts Restaurant has closed.
More than a year after the lease was signed, a new hookah lounge has opened the heart of downtown Roanoke.
Interested in making your own beer? There’s a new store for you.
Old Southwest Grill, which was formerly Fork in the City, has permanently closed in Roanoke.
James Settle purchased the aging apartment building at 547 Campbell Ave. in 2012 with the intention of turning it into a hostel for backpackers. However, he couldn’t get financing. He didn’t let that deter him from renovating the five-unit building, though.
A new restaurant has joined Daleville Town Center in Botetourt County.
I've never written a blog post about a parking lot before. But because of the large number of emails I have received about ongoing construction of a visible space in downtown Salem, I thought this would be the best way to inform the masses.
Kohl’s department store has signed a lease with New River Valley Mall in Christiansburg.
Some people describe it as sour. Some call it tangy. It’s hard to find a consensus on the taste of kombucha, a fermented tea brewed with a mix of fruits and medicinal plants. But the popularity of the drink is skyrocketing, and a couple in Floyd is taking advantage of it.
The Roanoke Valley is getting a new food truck. This time it's courtesy of Fork in the Alley and Fork in the Market owner Dave Trinkle, who will debut the new truck on March 21. It will aptly be titled Fork in the Road.
Another apartment complex has sprung from a vacant historic building in downtown Roanoke.
Gift shop Chocolatepaper is going through some big changes.
Just as it did when it was in the process of opening three stores in Roanoke, Wal-Mart has now set up a temporary hiring center in Bedford County to fill 95 positions for its newest Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market opening in Forest just off U.S. 221 on Regis Lane.
The Wendy's fast-food restaurant being constructed near Tanglewood Mall is nearing completion.
Rumors have been swirling over the large now-vacant lot near Lowe's Home Improvement store on West Main Street in Salem.
Piccadilly Square shopping center on Franklin Road in Roanoke has changed hands for the first time since it was constructed.
Leonore, the small, slightly cramped downtown Italian restaurant, is going to get some more breathing room.
The four employees at Sam’s Hot Dog Stand on West Main Street in Salem were told the small restaurant was going to close at the end of the year.
There wasn’t a formal announcement when The Deli Shoppe closed after 30 years, no big good-bye party to see off its customers. Owners Charles and Pat George quietly closed the Old Southwest establishment over the Christmas holiday with little fanfare.
The first two Wal-Mart Neighborhood Markets opened this morning. The stores at Dale Avenue and Plantation Avenue had formal ribbon-cuttings at 7:30 a.m. before opening up to the public. The store at Orange Avenue will open later this spring.
Update: Lesleigh Strauss co-owner of the Forum confirmed that Froth closed Friday and the space is now up for lease. She said the restaurant's closure came as a surprise to her as well and she didn't have specifics on why the restaurant shut down suddenly. The Forum landlords are hoping to lease the 1,900-square-foot space to another restaurant. Mill Mountain Coffee had been in that spot before Froth for about 10 years and the owners plan on keeping that as a dining location.
In case you hadn't seen it yet, Shoe Carnival has closed at Towne Square in Roanoke.
Sephora, the popular cosmetic shop, is planning to put a new store inside of JCPenney at Valley View in Roanoke.
The controversy around rezoning the property owned by philanthropist Cabell Brand is likely to arise again Monday, when Salem City Council will hear about the issue during a public hearing at 7 p.m. at City Hall.
Teenage clothing store Wet Seal is closing 338 stores today, including the store's Roanoke location in Valley View Mall.
After 47 years in business, J and J Fashions in Rocky Mount is getting a second location.
Aldi Inc. has signed a lease to open a grocery store in the old Books-A-Million space on Hershberger Road.
This year there were several big retail happenings across the Roanoke and New River Valleys.
For years they came. Three generations of farming families would stop in routinely at Holdren’s Country Store in Vinton to pick up animal feed. The best-selling feed changed over the years from horses to pigs to house pets. But in the niche market of hard-to-find pet supplies and wild animal food, Holdren’s has been one of the best places to go.
Heads up, there is a new place to get a sandwich in Salem. Chain restaurant Jimmy John's has open its long-awaited Salem location over the holidays.
Famous Anthony’s, the locally owned restaurant chain with nine locations scattered across the region, will close its flagship restaurant near Tanglewood Mall on Jan. 5. It has been open there since 1986.
Carilion Clinic has renamed its fitness facilities and wellness programs.
Not even a year after Frank Thompson decided to retire and close Thompson’s Men’s Clothing Store, the shop he’d operated for more than 45 years, he decided to open back up.
Amid all the construction for the new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Grocery that is going in at Orange Avenue and King Street, it is kind of easy to look past the other work going on in that area. Near the Wal-Mart, next to the new Rescue Mission thrift store, a 35,000-sqaure-foot building is being constructed for a Planet Fitness and additional retail spaces.
Plans to turn a sprawling Salem estate into a potential bed and breakfast have caused a stir in one neighborhood.
There is a new place to get some eggs in the Roanoke City Market Building.
Joey and Amanda Smith pulled into Toys R Us at 9:30 a.m.
The property at 22 Kirk Avenue in Roanoke, which used to house Kirk Avenue Music Hall, is now a new space for the CoLab — at least for the next year.
It's that time of year again. Black Friday, the Super Bowl of retail chains, is just around the corner. There will undoubtedly be people waiting en masse in parking lots Thanksgiving Day as they prepare to take advantage of those shopping deals.
Mission BBQ, the newest restaurant going into Towers Shopping Center in Roanoke, is scheduled to open in just over a week.
Even as temperatures plunged into the 30s Monday night, dozens of people camped outside Krispy Kreme’s new Roanoke store, relying on fantasies of warm, glazed doughnuts and the promise of the neon hot lights as their motivation for staying.
After being in the works for several months, the Roanoke Craft Beer Tour is fully up and running.
Wal-mart has set up a temporary hiring center as it gears up to employ 285 associates to work in its three new stores coming to the Roanoke Valley.
The wait is almost for those double chocolate eclairs. The new Krispy Kreme on Hershberger Road is opening on Nov. 11.
Anybody have a craving for breakfast in the mid-afternoon? Tired of just grabbing pizza after the bars close on the weekends? The Roanoke City Market Building is getting a new restaurant that can possibly fix all that.
A new clothing store has opened up in Valley View Mall.
Edna Marie Hylton Poff, 94, of Meadows of Dan, formerly of Willis, passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015. Arrangements by Maberry Funeral Home, 540-745-2121.
Robert Alan Frost, 46, of Pulaski, passed away May 5, 2015. Arrangements by Mullins Funeral Home & Crematory.
Lisa K. Muterspaugh, 52, of Salem, passed away Sunday, May 3, 2015. Funeral Services will be 11 a.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015, at Simpson Funeral Home, 540-366-0707.
Clayton Lewis Hale, "Clay", 43, of Ferrum, passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015. Clay was a master carpenter and a treasured father, brother, son and friend.Preceding him in death was a brother, Mark Anthony Hale, maternal grandparents, John and Dorothy Boyd, paternal grandparents, Posy and Cora Hale.Surviving are his son, Jacob Dylan and Alison Jolea Hale and their mother, Pamela Lea Hale; his mother and stepfather, Julia and John Larsen; father, Coleman Hale; sisters and brother-in-laws, Alicia and Charles Zeigler, Jolene and CL Hale, Kendra and John Sink, Angie and Duke Jones; sister, Shelia Hale; stepsisters and spouses, Nichole and John Curly; stepbrothers and spouses, John and Lacy Larsen and children, Christopher and Janelle Larsen; neces and nephews, Toni Jo, Zoe, Natalie, Johnny, Victoria, Autumn, Jasmine, Nehemiah, Dalin, Sadie, Anna, Christopher; special maternal nieces and nephews, Sierra, Samatha, Savanna and Gabriel Scott, Ashley and Travis Turner; Pamela's sisters and husbands Lisa and Steve Turner, Alisha and Steve Scott.Funeral Services, 10 a.m. Thursday, May 7, 2015 at Conner Bowman Funeral Home with Pastor Mark Collins officiating. Interment will follow in the Quinn Family Cemetery at Maple Grove. His family will be receiving friends from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, May 6, 2015 at Conner Bowman Funeral Home on Rt 220. Family will be receiving family and friends at the Evangelistic House of Prayer, Youth Center following the Interment.