Blacksburg Running Dry?

By
Real Estate Agent with Coldwell Banker Townside

On a bike ride this evening, I noticed destruction and carnage where a Blacksburg landmark once stood.  Where am I going to get my Makers Mark?

Carnage Destruction

It's the state-run ABC store that once stood at the corner of Country Club Drive and South Main Street.  I'm sure the demolition is all part of Kroger's planned 30000 square foot addition to their current store.  But never fear, upon further investigation I found the new location, open just in time - SHOCKER - for football season!
New ABC Store
It's in the same shopping center, and obviously the students have already found it.  Your investigative reporter signing off ...

By the way, have you noticed all the bikes on the roads these days?  I think it's a great thing - I'm seeing dozens of people commuting, riding to and from class, or just getting some miles in.  I think it's great, and I hope people will continue to ride despite what the current rate of gas might be.  By the way, you might want to check out gasfreecommute.com - measures how many calories you're burning on each ride, as well as how many gallons of gas you've saved, and pounds of carbon gas you've prevented from being let off into the air.

And one more thing ... if you're looking for a new bike, or need to get your new set of wheels tuned up, don't go anywhere without first talking to the folks at East Coasters.  GREAT staff, awesome selection of bikes and accessories ... you will not regret it.

Comments (2)

Anonymous
Leslie K.

Little known fact, unless you're an old-timer. The now demolished ABC store was once a Bonanza Steakhouse. And the newly renovated

location is just about where the originial ABC store was when Blacksburg got one in the 1960's. Prior to that, you had to drive to downtown

Christiansburg to buy your favorite spirits.

Sep 26, 2008 08:33 AM
#1
Jeremy Hart
Coldwell Banker Townside - Blacksburg, VA

Leslie, how about that?  Wonder if that was an intentional, "vintage" kind of decision?

Sep 26, 2008 08:47 AM