Cold Stone Creamery at Valley View Station in Roanoke (the shopping strip that also houses IHOP) is closed. I reached Valley View Station owner Paul Marotte, who confirmed the closure but said he doesn’t know whether it is a permanent one. Marotte said the franchisee is having some financial problems at the moment.
The franchisee, Jamey Elder of Lynchburg, could not be reached for comment today.
Just a heads up: Amanda Codispoti, who covers retail business for The Roanoke Times, will be out on maternity leave for the next 12 weeks. During that time, I will be helping to report restaurant- and food-related retail news, so you may see more of that on my blog.
If you notice a restaurant or food-related business has closed or see a sign that a new place is opening somewhere in Southwest Virginia, please do not hesitate to send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org, call me at 540-981-3343 or leave a comment on this blog. I would appreciate the tips. Thanks!