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.
After some renovations earlier this year, the Woolworth building has a new tenant. Susan Adams Interiors, a home furnishings store, opened up this week in the historic building.
Leatherhous, a leather goods store that has made its home at Valley View Mall for the past decade, is getting a second location at Roanoke’s other mall. Owner Andy Cohen has opened Leatherhous at Tanglewood Mall on the ground floor next to Perrywinkle, the toy store, in the old Radio Shack location.
R.M. Johnson & Sons Jewelers has reopened in its previous location. The jewelry shop moved to a small temporary location in June while the main store on College Avenue went through some major renovations.
Work began this week on a new luxury apartment complex in Roanoke County.
Downtown Roanoke is lively on a typical Friday night. But combine the usual weekend shenanigans with a holiday that encourages people to dress as zombies, mimic “Game of Thrones” characters or wear risque attire resembling an animal, and it becomes a much bigger deal.
As developers and business owners have been gobbling up aging downtown buildings for renovations and redevelopments, one business is planning to leave its historic building in Roanoke’s core. After three years, the owners of The Inn on Campbell have put the property up for sale.
A new yoga studio has made its way into downtown Roanoke. City employee Priscilla Cygielnik was frustrated with the lack of yoga options after regular working hours, but instead of rearranging her schedule she decided to fix the problem herself.
Another Mexican restaurant has arrived in Roanoke. El Rio Mexican Grill and Cantina has opened up in Hunting Hills Shopping Center near Kohl's.
Starbucks will be adding another location in Roanoke.
In case you missed it, music reporter Tad Dickens wrote that downtown restaurant Blue 5 has purchased equipment to make its own beer. They are going to do a build-out to accommodate this so there may be some construction there in the coming months.
Today the owners of Henry's Public House described some new details about the restaurant and bar coming to downtown Roanoke.
It’s sweet. It’s spicy. It’s best served cold, two ounces at a time.
Four local businessmen have teamed up to purchase and renovate a decaying Roanoke property with plans to turn it into apartments and studios for artists.
Froth was on the brink of closing this past winter, but its new owner has made some changes to the Roanoke County coffee shop to help business.
Rodney F. Metheny, 64, of Troutville, Va., passed away suddenly on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.
David Raymon Jordan, 82, of Salem, passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2015. e was born March 7, 1932 to the late Augustus Jordan and Christinia Coleman. He is also preceded in death by a son, Keith Orlando Jordan;and brothers, Augustus W. "June", George and Rudolph Jordan.
Betty Bouman McCormick, 85, of Roanoke, passed away Friday, February 27, 2015. Arrangements by Lotz Funeral Home in Salem, 540-389-9208.
John William Moses, 89, of Christiansburg, passed away Friday, February 27, 2015. Funeral Services will be 2 p.m. Sunday, March 1, 2015, at Horne Funeral Home Chapel, Christiansburg, Va., 540-382-2612.