2 Blacksburg retail businesses closingThere are those who will declare, particularly those who live on campus, that this is actually a good thing. These stores' closings will help the city meet its goal of reducing carbon emissions. No stores, no people. No people, no breathing. No breathing, no carbon emissions. Sweet!
By Jeff Sturgeon, Roanoke Times*
Two Blacksburg retail businesses recently have closed or are on the verge of closing, one selling big-ticket items and the other general merchandise at a discount.
J.D. Byrider used cars on South Main Street in Blacksburg will close and turn over its accounts to the Roanoke J.D. Byrider location effective Jan. 1.
Meanwhile, Family Dollar at 1411 N. Main St. has closed in recent days. [link]
Let me sum all this up for you: The city of Blacksburg is working to reduce carbon emissions. And it's still working just as hard to keep Wal-Mart out. All this while its downtown is - increasingly - becoming a ghost town.
Carbon emissions. For the love of God.
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Hey, they let Jeff Sturgeon write an article!