SUBMITTED PHOTO Vinton Mayor Brad Grose announced at the annual State of the Town Address that the former Vinton Motors building on Pollard Street in downtown Vinton is in the early stages of being redeveloped as Vinyard Station. Billy Vinyard is the longtime owner of the property.

That’s the assessment of Vinton Mayor Brad Grose in his annual State of the Town Address, delivered at the Vinton War Memorial on December 5. Vinton has become a “destination” through the dedicated partnerships of those who grew up in this town and those who didn’t, but who all recognized its potential to become something special and never gave up on their vision.

The mayor proceeded to prove his point by presenting a litany of accomplishments in the town within just the past 12 months and a glimpse into what lies ahead. Th ere was the tantalizing mention of redevelopment projects– Vinyard Station at the former Vinton Motors site, an as yet undisclosed project near downtown at the intersection of Pollard, Cedar, and 1st Streets– and the return of Off -Track Betting to the former Colonial Downs building. “Th e former Vinton Motors building in the downtown area (a…

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