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.

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Historic Grandin Village Sweetheart Stroll - THIS SUNDAY!

Join us for the

Historic Grandin Village

Sweetheart Stroll

Sunday, February 12th

1:00-5:00 p.m.

Progressive Open House

Enjoy Refreshments and Door Prizes

F. Geoffrey Ltd. 1919 Westover Ave.

Reid’s Fine Furnishings 1324 Grandin Road

New to Me Consignment Boutique 1322 Grandin Road

Urban Gypsy 1320 Grandin Road

Viva La Cupcake 1302 Grandin Road

Too Many Books 1504 Grandin Road

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

ENVISION this space!

from 'The $torefront' with Amanda Codispoti:

It has been some time since a business has lived inside the old CVS building at 1327 Grandin Road.

Viva La Cupcake, Coda coffee shop, West Pharmacy, Valley Bank and Village Flowers were among the most recent tenants to depart.

The building’s owner, Ed Walker, is ready to take a different approach to lease the space. He’s asked Roanoker Brent Cochran to use a technique called crowdsourced placemaking to come up with creative uses for the 10,000 square foot building.

It works like this: Submit your ideas for the building on envisionroanoke.com (you’ll have to register before submitting). There, you’ll also find other ideas for the building and vote for them. Any idea that gets more than 50 votes will be discussed at a meeting where attendees identify steps to implement the idea.

You can also submit an idea at a suggestion box near the entrances of Rockfish and CUPS Coffee and Tea.

The process, Cochran said, creates excitement and buy-in from the community. He also hopes the ideas will identify community needs, whether it be an adult daycare center, a wellness center, or retail space.