Ballast Point Opens Daleville Tasting Room and Kitchen

DALEVILLE, VA (June 12, 2017) — Ballast Point Brewing Company took the next step toward establishing its major East Coast presence by opening a Tasting Room & Kitchen today at its soon to be completed production facility in Botetourt Center at Greenfield in Daleville, Virginia.

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Earth Fare Joins Grocery Boom in Region

earth fare roanokeEarth Fare announced plans to build a new grocery located in the Ivy Market development in the City of Roanoke. The Roanoke Regional Partnership assisted Harbour Retail Partners, the property development group, by providing data assistance and market information used to lure the new specialty retailer.

The new store will be located next to the new Mellow Mushroom and the Carilion Institute for Orthopaedics and Neurosciences. The location is close to the South Jefferson corridor and the growing Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine and Research Institute and Carilion Clinic.

Roanoke has demonstrated a substantial market for grocers in the last few years with new entries to the market including Aldi, Lidl, and Walmart Neighborhood Markets. With news of Earth Fare, six new grocery stores have been announced in the Roanoke Valley in the last two years. 

Earth Fare will offer a full range of healthy and organic groceries, organic juice, coffee, and smoothie bar as well as ready-to-go and prepared foods including a salad bar, hot foods, pizza, sandwiches, and meals-on-the-go. The location will be Earth Fare’s first in the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Summer Showcase of the Roanoke Region

Roanoke Best TownWhat are your plans for the rest of the summer? You can have a noteworthy time spending your time at these attractions getting attention around the U.S. from right here at home.

MSN Travel and Cheapism recently named Smith Mountain Lake the top lake in Virginia in a ranking of the “Best Lakes in All 50 U.S. States.” You’ll have fun boating, wakeboarding, fishing, golfing, and even stand-up paddling.

The Roanoke Region also picked up major props in an Outside Magazine photo gallery with eight of “The 50 Most Amazing #BestTowns2015 Photos.” The scenes capture some of the best the region has to offer and will surely make you want to try a new dish or hit the trails.

And before you head back home, stop by Texas Tavern or The River and Rail. Chef Aaron Deal and The River and Rail captured a spot on Southern Living’s “100 Best Restaurants in the South.” The TT Cheesy Western made Thrillist and The Daily Meal as a must-try burger.