Historic Grandin Village, located just 2 miles from Downtown Roanoke, has something for everyone. For an hour, a day, or a lifetime, Life is Grand in the Village. Come see for yourself, we're expecting you!

The GVBA meets the first Wednesday of each month from 9am-10am in the Valley Bank Community Room. Meetings are open, all businesses are welcome to participate.

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Local Roots Cafe is Moving to new space in Grandin Village

Coming this February, Local Roots Cafe will move to the former Plan 9 space, next to Grace's Place Pizzeria. For more details, click HERE for the Roanoke Times Storefront Blog.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Grandin Village Holiday Gift Guide: Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op

Roanoke Natural Foods Co-op

One visit to the Co-op and you'll be hooked!

Treat someone special or yourself to a membership (although membership is NOT REQUIRED to shop!). Pick up unique stocking stuffers, great food and locally made gifts.

Grandin Village Holiday Gift Guide: Black Dog Salvage

Black Dog Architectural Salvage, located just across the Memorial Bridge, offers unique gifts and custom designs for everyone on your gift list.

For the complete Black Dog Holiday Gift Guide... click here!

Grandin Village Holiday Gift Guide: New to Me Consignment Boutique

Furs, Frocks, Jewels and more...Vintage & Juicy Couture!!! COACH, Vera Bradley, Gucci....Antiques to Contemporary.

Find that one of a kind treasure at New To Me. New arrivals daily and always a sale going on!!!

Shop local. Stop in New To Me and see what you have been missing!

New to Me Consignment Boutique
1504 Grandin Road Southwest
Roanoke, VA 24015-2306
(540) 982-2022

Friday, December 18, 2009

Grandin Village Holiday Gift Guide: The Village Grill

Snow + Tacky Sweaters = The Perfect Storm!

Head down to The Village Grill tonight with your favorite tacky sweater! Be sure to pick up a few gift certificates while you are there for stocking stuffers.


Grandin Village Holiday Gift Guide: Pop's Ice Cream & Soda Bar

Pop's Ice Cream & Soda Bar

Peppermint milkshakes are only $2.95 today!!

Stop in for a winter treat & fun holiday gifts!
Pick up gift certificates, tshirts (onesies available!) and bags of Pop's coffee.

Holiday Hours:
Closed December 19th -Jan 1st with the exception of December 23rd.
Stop by on the 23rd for free coffee, hot chocolate and Christmas Cheer!

For those of you who have not had the opportunity to visit Pop's,
be sure to put it on your 'to-do' list! They offer the best grilled cheese sandwiches and homemade soups, in addition to Homestead Creamery ice cream.

Even Jerry Springer traveled to Roanoke this year just to visit Pop's!
for the story, click HERE

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Grandin Village Holiday Gift Guide: Too Many Books

Too Many Books... your stocking stuffer destination!

Offering a wide selection of rare books, signed books and mass market paperbacks. Gift certificates also available. Stock up on greeting cards while you're there!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Grandin Village Holiday Gift Guide: Grandin Village Community Market

While the Grandin Village Community Market is closed for the season, it's not too soon to be thinking about next year.

Remember the bright yellow van located in the first booth on the right? Good news! Good Food-Good People Gift Certificates are available and make great stocking stuffers or hostess gifts for the holiday season!

The perfect answer to encourage someone you love to eat healthier while supporting local growers, producers, and artisans.

Available in $10.00 and $25.00 increments and redeemable through the Good Food-Good People A la Carte program, Grandin Village Community Market, Blacksburg Farmers Market, and The Greens Garage in Floyd .

Here's Raymond offering fresh, local goodness!

Good Food – Good People, is a cooperative distributor of local food grown and raised in and around Floyd County. Good Food – Good People represents up to 25 growers in a given season, many of whom collaborate on marketing and distributing the goods to health food stores, farmers markets and restaurants. *

* found HERE

Even though the market is closed for the season, you can still order fresh, local food through the Good Food-Good People A la Carte program. To view an Al la Carte menu, email: gfgpalacarte (at) swva (dot) net.

Latest newsletter from Good Food-Good People:

Happy Holidays and good cheer to you and yours and all the good eaters in your home.

Please make note: Because of our busy holiday schedule the order Deadline has been moved up 1 day.

Please have all orders in by SATURDAY DEC 19TH BY 9:00 PM

We’ve decided we like the carnival life so our impromptu “farmers markets” will appear again at both sites Dec 22nd..

Dennis will walk the farmers tightrope at the YMCA parking lot while Tenley swings from the high trapeze at Local Roots.

You can expect our tables to be well stocked with a variety of winter squashes, potatoes, parsnips, turnips, cabbages, carrots, garlic, many varieties of apples and surprise appearances of late season fresh greenery.

Remember, we will have lots of other delectables that make welcome holiday gifts for friends, family, officemates, teachers and hosts: real maple syrup, sorghum molasses, wildflower honey, local apple butter, baby cheesecakes, hand-crafted soaps, handspun wool yarn, and stunning wooden cuttings boards and cookware from our neighbors at Phoenix Hardwoods.

New additions to our menu this week are rabbit, dried apple rings, black walnuts, and our favorite collection of local foods-friendly cookbooks.

As always please email your orders to gfgpalacarte (at) swva (dot) net. Deadline is Saturday Dec 19th at 9:00 PM. Please give specific details with your orders to eliminate confusion (i.e. size, varieties, cuts). Include your full name, drop site and phone number in case we need to contact you about your order.

Deliveries will be on Tuesday, Dec 22. Look for the bright yellow van at these locations:

Roanoke – Local Roots Restaurant parking lot-- 3:30-6:00 PM

Blacksburg- YMCA Thrift Store parking lot—12:00-2:00 PM

Grandin Village Holiday Gift Guide: Local Roots Cafe

This beautiful grande dame, located at the intersection of Grandin Road and Sherwood Avenue (right next to the Post Office), hosts a localvores delight... Local Roots Cafe!

Give the gift of fresh, locally grown, and sustainably produced dining this season.


Save 10% on any gift certificate $50 or less.

Save 20% off any gift certificate over $50.

*** Please mention the Grandin Village Gift Guide to receive the discount.


Executive Chef Joshua Smith

A warm and inviting atmosphere!

and unbelievable food!!!

For more information, visit www.localrootscafe.com

About Local Roots Café

Local Roots Café is the first farm to table restaurant in Roanoke Virginia. We proudly support local farmers who provide us with the best tasting fruits, vegetables and meats form southwest Virginia. Our menus are seasonally driven focusing on local and organic products whenever possible. We also source amazing, top quality wild and line caught fish. We were voted Roanoke’s #1 organic restaurant in 2008. The restaurant is owned by Diane Elliot, a loyal supporter of the local foods movement here in southwest Virginia. We serve modern American comfort food in a casual and unpretentious atmosphere. We have two organic vegetable gardens in which the Chef Smith and staff grow over 30 varieties of vegetables and herbs for the restaurant. Join us for a local lunch or dinner Tuesday through Saturday or for a delicious brunch on Sundays.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

Grandin Village Holiday Gift Guide: Village Flowers

Village Flowers has moved! Be sure to visit their new location in the former Sam & Norah's house located at 1919 Westover Avenue or online @ www.grandinvillageflowers.com.

Offering beautiful fresh holiday centerpieces for pickup or delivery.

Many christmas gift items including ornaments, containers, silk arrangements and more... under $20.00!

Photography prints by local Roanoke resident and Patrick Henry/Governor's School student Evelyn Knezovich.

Village Flowers proudly serves the Roanoke area.

We are family owned and operated. We are committed to offering only the finest floral arrangements and gifts, backed by service that is friendly and prompt. Because all of our customers are important, our professional staff is dedicated to making your experience a pleasant one. That is why we always go the extra mile to make your floral gift perfect.

Our shop is open from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday and from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Saturday.

We are closed on Sundays.

To help assure on-time delivery during the busy holiday season, place your order at least 1 day prior to the following major holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Valentine's Day, Easter, Administrative Professionals Week, Mother's Day, Memorial Day, Father's Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.

Our shop will always be closed on the following holidays: Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Easter, Father's Day, Independence Day and Labor Day.

We are open on Mother's Day from 10 am - 3pm.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Grandin Village Holiday Gift Guide: Grandin Theatre

Be a part of the excitement of Roanoke's newest grand old theatre! Your contribution will help support renovations, special programs, and continued excellence and diversity in film offerings.


Available at the ticket office.


Pick up a black brochure in the lobby for details about various membership levels


With your $250 donation, an engraved plaque will be attached to one of the theatre's seats, honoring your gift. And because the GTF is a 501c(3) organization, your donation is tax dedutible.


For $50 a month for 20 months, or $1,000, you can get lasting fame and a future for the last classic theatre in Roanoke.


Grandin Village Holiday Gift Guide: Vida Bela

Grandin Village has all you need for the holidays!

We'll be adding to this first ever Grandin Village Holiday Gift Guide each day... please check back for more local gift ideas!

First up... Vida Bela

Beautifully handcrafted pottery from Roanoke, Virginia.

Peculiar Pets, handcrafted in Raleigh, North Carolina, from recycled bedspreads and blankets.

Handcrafted Scarves and Wraos from Santa Barbara, California.

Wonderful recycled metal crafts from Kentucky, Alabama, and New York.

Hand crafted pendants created from recycled and reactive glass in Darnesville, Maryland.

. . . just steps from the Grandin Theater. A business created out of our desire to provide individuals with the opportunity to pamper themselves and others with nourishing skin care lines and a wonderful array of unique and hand crafted items.

Our boutique features ever changing exhibitions of area artists, potters, and craftspeople, along with recycled glass dinnerware, pewter, crafts and art-to-wear from across the country. We can only feature a sampling of available items on this site, as we add and rotate lines on a regular basis to provide our local customers the opportunity to find a variety of new and unique gift items.

Please feel free to browse through our products online or visit us at 1320 Grandin Road in Roanoke, Virginia. You are also welcome to call-in or e-mail an order. We carry gifts or can create custom gift baskets to meet most any occasion. At Vida Bela, our goal is to provide you with an experience that makes you one of our regular customers by offering personal service coupled with unique and high quality items that you will share, wear, and enjoy!

Why Vida Bela? It's a feeling - it means "beautiful life".

Visit us and you'll understand.