June was a very busy month in Blacksburg. End of school, summer vacations, and general transition made the month feel more like a whirlwind. Behind the scenes there’s been quite a few things brewing in Downtown Blacksburg! Here’s the rundown of what we know so far:

On Main Street we have 2 confirmed new businesses. Terrence T.O. Camp has opened up “Bacon Grease” at 407 West Cherokee St. Follow him on facebook to keep up with hours and food offereings. 

Closer to the heart of downtown you may have noticed new paint at the intersection of Cherokee Street and Shelby Street. “A More Inspired Gift” has aquired the building that use to be the office for Iron City Enterprises and has been steady at work renovating and preparing for opening. Mid-August is the most recent projection for public-opening of this local gift shop. 

Across the street at what was formerly the dance studio you’ll notice that the purple trim has been replaced with a nice bright white paint and with it a new tenant is setting up shop. 

On Shelby Street beside WiseFire Cafe & Bookstore “The Pygmy Parlor” has begun renovations of the shopspace at 111 N Shelby St. This Art Studio is looking to host paint parties, offer crafted items, as well as hosting birthday and other themed parties. You can find them on social media to follow along with their renovation progress!

Across from the Fire Department on Cherokee Street considerable progress has been made on the new convenience store rising from the ashes of the former gas station. 

It’s fantastic to see new business springing up across town. Be sure to get out and give them a warm welcome to our corner of South Carolina!