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

    Rippe’s was born and remains a family-owned and operated business in Danville’s downtown 110 years later. Read on...
  2. Celebrating diversity goal of ‘Faces of Our Region’

    The project was unveiled Thursday night at the kickoff of the four-day River District Festival, with 25 portraits of people chosen out of far more interviews to represent the region, said program member Cassie Williams Jones. Read on...
  3. 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. Read on...
  4. 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. Read on...
  5. Co-working space to ‘pop up’ in River District

    “It’s the bridge between folks running a business out of their home and going into your own dedicated office space,” Keesee said. “It allows entrepreneurs a tremendous amount of additional runway. Read on...
  6. 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. Read on...
  7. New trolley bus route geared toward shopping, other activities in River District

    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. Read on...
  8. Bike share program off and cycling in Danville

    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 without having to make a return trip, Read on...
  9. 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. Read on...
  10. Cottontail Weddings & Events nears opening in latest River District project

    Owner Matthew Switick said he expects the construction — which is in its finishing phase, with air conditioning being installed last week — to be completed in the next few weeks and for the doors to open in early August. Read on...
  11. 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. Read on...
  12. 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. Read on...
  13. 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. Read on...
  14. 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. Read on...
  15. 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. Read on...
  16. Danville receives Virginia Main Street Merit award

    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 Conference in Staunton. Read on...
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