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Julianne Rainone/The Virginia Room, Roanoke Public Libraries

The 56-year-old strip center, unique in the valley when it opened in 1961, has remained a strong location for local, regional and national retail. more

Oct 30, 2017 3:21 PM Departments 1 Comments


Liz Long

Grandin Village welcomes Willow Pond Bakery to the neighborhood. more

Oct 30, 2017 2:37 PM Departments


Dan Smith

Book No Further opens at 16 West Marketplace in downtown Roanoke. more

Oct 30, 2017 2:33 PM Departments


George Davis images courtesy Roanoke City Library Virginia Room

Long an important link between the Hollins area and northwest city, the roadway was extended to Brandon Avenue in 1996. more

Oct 30, 2017 2:31 PM Departments

Editor Kurt Rheinheimer reflects on three and a half decades of our magazine with some of his favorite pieces and quotes. more

Oct 30, 2017 2:26 PM Departments


Liz Long

John Park, aka Hungry Asian, loves learning the stories behind restaurants and their food. more

Oct 30, 2017 2:26 PM Departments


Julianne Rainone

Times were happy in 1946, when people flocked to see movies on the big screen. more

Aug 28, 2017 2:21 PM Departments


Julianne Rainone

Preservation is paramount. more

Aug 28, 2017 1:20 PM Departments


Pedro Vega, Jr.

Described as a lounge, Altus Chocolate invites customers to come for the chocolate and stay for the learning experience. more

Aug 28, 2017 1:18 PM Departments


Molly Koon

A main artery of southwest Roanoke County began as an agricultural necessity. more

Aug 28, 2017 1:16 PM Departments


Liz Long

As a Long & Foster real estate agent and Rookie of the Year, Chris “Kidd” Carter is excited about opportunities for prospective buyers in Roanoke. more

Aug 28, 2017 1:13 PM Departments


Julianne Rainone

Here in this issue celebrating home and marriage, an inexpensive old table may represent the best of both. more

Aug 28, 2017 1:10 PM Departments


Courtesy of Deciphered Roanoke

Test your puzzle skills inside the rooms at Deciphered Roanoke. more

Jul 6, 2017 4:38 PM Departments


Brett Winter Lemon

Whether you prefer the classics like chocolate or want a more adventurous flavor like goat cheese, Blue Cow Ice Cream Co. can’t wait for you to visit. more

Jul 6, 2017 4:36 PM Departments


Courtesy of Deschutes Brewery

Deschutes Brewery's highly anticipated tasting room prepares to open in downtown Roanoke. more

Jul 6, 2017 4:34 PM Departments