At the annual State of the Town address in December, Vinton Mayor Brad Grose told attendees that at long last, after years of nose-to-the-grindstone hard work by a host of individuals – and blessings from above – Vinton has become a “Go To” not a “Go Through” town.
Economic Development in Vinton 2018
Completion of significant economic development projects was the big news of the year.
Penalty Box Partners (a 10-member investment partnership) invested over $3 million in renovations at the Lancerlot Sports Complex in 2018. The new ice rink they built will host various collegiate hockey teams (VT, Radford, and VMI), youth and adult leagues, and the Railyard Dawgs for practice. Their ribbon cutting was held on September 29. The gym and fitness centers, swimming pools, and specialized facilities in the complex were also renovated with additional enhancements coming in future phases.
The long-anticipated Vinton Macado’s restaurant opened in November. The parking lot has been full ever since.
“Macado’s, since opening its first…