Mast General Store Projects 2020 Roanoke Opening

mast general store roanokeROANOKE (Jan. 30, 2019) – The Mast General Store, a family of stores based in Valle Crucis, North Carolina, is coming to Downtown Roanoke.

The location will be inside the Heironimus Building, at 401 South Jefferson Street. Originally constructed as a furniture store in 1905, the Heironimus Department Store took over the building in 1915 and remained a part of downtown until 1996.

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Empire Bakery Commissary to Create 75 New Jobs

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ROCKY MOUNT, Va. – Empire Bakery Commissary, LLC, a commercial producer of ready-made cakes, cookies, and desserts, announced an expansion that will double its capacity, creating 75 new jobs in Franklin County.

The company is investing $10.4 million, including $2.3 million in new equipment, to add 32,000 square feet to its Rocky Mount facility and renovate an additional 12,000 square feet to serve more customers.

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