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Posted on: October 23, 2017

Rippe’s celebrating 110 years in business as fourth generation now learning ropes

One day in 1907, a young couple decided to take a chance on Danville’s growing textile businesses and opened a store on Craghead Street, across from the Golden Leaf Prizery.

Annie and Benjamin Rippe sold sundries, buttons and fabrics, and also ma...

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

Celebrating diversity goal of ‘Faces of Our Region’

They’re young and no-so-young, different nationalities, races, religions and sexual orientations; some were born here, others moved here from all over the country and world.

Together they are the faces and stories of a new project from local nonp...

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Posted on: August 15, 2017

Distillery planning move to Danville’s River District

Vincent Puccio hopes to bring a whiskey distillery, retail store and tasting room to the River District by the end of the year.

He and his partner, William T. Willis, own and operate Dry Fork Fruit Distillery in Meadows of Dan in Patrick County. But they c...

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Posted on: July 31, 2017

Co-working space generates interest in River District

A pop-up event this week in the River District generated interest for a co-working space downtown, and owner Lenny Keesee hopes to sign a lease for the old Bobby Carlson studio on Main Street in September.

Between 40 and 45 people visited the pop-up space ...

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Posted on: July 31, 2017

Co-working space to ‘pop up’ in River District

After Lenny Keesee was told he could no longer work from home, he started looking into creating a co-working space in Danville with his wife, Lacey.

“It’s the bridge between folks running a business out of their home and going into your...

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Posted on: July 18, 2017

Taco-tequila bar, grocery store, brewpub coming to Craghead Street

A taco-tequila bar, a grocery store and a brewpub will be opening on Craghead Street’s 500 block, owner Rick Barker announced Monday.

Fresh, local ingredients and a choice of indoor and outdoor dining options will be part of each new business.

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Posted on: July 18, 2017

New trolley bus route geared toward shopping, other activities in River District

A new trolley bus route is coming to Danville next month.

Starting Aug. 4, the service will be available 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. every Saturday and 4 p.m. to 11 p.m. the first Friday of each month.

The Mainline trolley bus route will run from Ballou Park to the ...

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Posted on: July 18, 2017

Bike share program off and cycling in Danville

The Danville bike share program officially opened Friday with a brief ribbon-cutting ceremony.

The Danville Rides Bike Share docking stations will consist of 10 locks and five bikes, allowing riders ages 18 and older to travel from one unit to another with...

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Posted on: July 18, 2017

Former Ritz Theater purchased in River District

The former Ritz Theater building at 534 Spring St. has been purchased with an eye toward renovating the structure for a new life in the River District.

Agostino Pugliese and his wife, Brandi — also owners of Dell’Anno’s Pizza Kitchen on Main Street — purch...

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Posted on: July 10, 2017

Cottontail Weddings & Events nears opening in latest River District project

Another new business is close to opening in the River District: Cottontail Weddings & Events.

Owner Matthew Switick said he expects the construction — which is in its finishing phase, with air conditioning being installed last week &mdash...

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Posted on: July 10, 2017

More properties under development in River District

Two new projects were approved by the River District Design Commission recently, and while details have not been released, this adds two more properties to those under development in the district.

The 9,900-square-foot former warehouse at 534 Bridge St. ha...

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

Danville bike share almost ready to roll

Bicycles should be available for rent in the River District and other parts of Danville later this month, according to city officials.

The bikes have arrived and are being assembled at Bicycle Medic.

Danville Parks and Recreation Director Bill Sgrinia said ...

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Posted on: June 28, 2017

Salon opens in River District after owner drawn to downtown atmosphere

Another new business has joined the growing River District with Snipz Hair Studio holding a grand opening celebration Monday at 326 Main St.

Danville Mayor John Gilstrap welcomed Angel Mac to downtown, noting a drive through the River District inspired her...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Marketing efforts for White Mill site ‘encouraging’

The Danville Industrial Development Authority officially owns the White Mill property on Memorial Drive, with the final paperwork signed Tuesday morning, Corrie Teague Bobe, assistant director of economic development, said.

The IDA announced its plans to p...

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Posted on: June 14, 2017

Noblis renews commitment to Danville, intends to increase personnel

The Noblis Center for Applied High Performance Computing — a high-tech supercomputer company at 527 Bridge St. — announced Monday it has signed a second five-year lease to continue doing business in Danville.

The company plans to instal...

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Posted on: July 26, 2016

Danville receives Virginia Main Street Merit award

Posted on: July 15, 2016

On behalf of the City of Danville, the River District Association was presented this week with a Virginia Main Street Merit Award for Best Downtown Public Improvement Project at the Virginia Main Street Downtown Intersections C...Read on...

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