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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. Bridge Street Food Truck Rodeo

    First ever Danville Bridge Street Food Truck Rodeo on Saturday, June 3rd from 12pm to 6pm. 13 Food Trucks and Ballad Brewing. Read on...
  17. Grand Opening of Ballad Brewing

    Join us in celebrating the Grand Opening of Ballad Brewing on Friday, June 2, 2017 - 4pm to close. 600 Craghead Street, Danville, VA 24541 Read on...
  18. Yappy Hour

    Grab your leash and bring your pup for an after work Yappy Hour at the Crossing at the Dan! Yappy Hour 2017 is sponsored by Leggett Town & Country. Read on...
  19. Growing trend: Community gardens part of local food movement

    Community gardens have sprouted throughout the city and more could be on the way. Read on...
  20. River District tobacco mural ‘a great reminder of the history of this area’

    The 20-by-30-foot Tobacco Heritage Mural was painted in December on the side of 308 Craghead St. that faces Patton Street and is visible from the River District’s busiest intersection at Main and Craghead streets. Read on...
  21. ‘Danville Hokie Nation has come together’

    Several dozen gather in River District for VT remembrance service Read on...
  22. Council approves purchase of White Mill property

    Danville City Council voted Tuesday night to appropriate $1.5 million from the general fund to go to the Industrial Development Authority toward the purchase of the White Mill property, which includes eight parcels. Read on...
  23. iScribes gets $250,000 boost from The Launch Place, looks to hire locally

    The Launch Place is investing $250,000 in a company that enables doctors to record patient encounters using an app and have the medical information documented and entered into their medical records by remote writers. Read on...
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    IDA plans to buy White Mill property in Danville

    Danville City Council will hold a first reading on whether to appropriate $1.5 million from its general fund for the IDA to purchase the property during council’s upcoming meeting Tuesday night. Read on...
  25. Downtown Park - 1 - SIZED

    Riverfront park vision detailed to council

    A cascading water wall. Steps and lawn terraces facing the Dan River. An oval lawn large enough to throw a Frisbee, hold a community concert, host a Flag Day event or stage food truck rodeos. Read on...
  26. Downtown draw: Plans for riverfront park bring excitement to leaders, River District businesses

    Dell’Anno’s Pizza Kitchen on Main Street downtown has seen more customers during its lunch rush since Spectrum Medical opened in the River District Tower last week. Read on...
  27. With iconic building renovated, River District gets a new ‘heartbeat’

    Spectrum Medical is set to open its new offices and begin taking patients at the former Dan River Research Building — now River District Tower — at Bridge Street on Monday. Read on...
  28. Progress on the block: Two restaurants, storefronts, apartments planned for Craghead Street project

    Rick Barker’s $10 million renovation of most of the 500 block of Craghead Street is moving along, with the first phase of the project — the Hughes and Venable buildings — on schedule for completion in May. Read on...
  29. Fine arts space in works for River District, DCC president says

    Danville Community College is working to bring a dedicated fine arts and music building to downtown, DCC President Bruce Scism said at the college board meeting Monday. Read on...
  30. Plans announced for 500 block of Craghead Street

    The 500 block of Craghead Street is in the middle of a massive renovation, encompassing eight of the nine buildings on the block — all purchased by Rick Barker Properties over the past two years. Read on...
  31. What is a microbrewery?

    Craft breweries, microbreweries, brew pubs — what’s the difference? According to Bart Watson, chief economist at the Brewers Association, there are four categories craft beer brewers: Read on...
  32. With craft brewery, pair continues River District transformation

    The two men who have partnered in two successful development projects in the River District — the Pemberton Lofts on Bridge Street and the Continental Lofts on Craghead Street — have teamed up again to bring a craft brewery to the district. Read on...
  33. Commission OKs loft-style apartment project in River District

    A project that would bring nearly two-dozen loft-style apartments to High Street received approval from the River District Design Commission Thursday afternoon. Read on...
  34. 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...
  35. The Launch Place invests an additional $200,000 in Roobrik

    The Launch Place invests an additional $200,000 in Roobrik, developer of online decision tools for older adults and caregivers Read on...
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