By Larry Thomas Black
An editorial in The Roanoke Times on Nov. 27 was entitled “The Market’s finishing touch.” The editorial contained some truths. There are some niceties that have been proposed, including pavers, more vendor stalls and shrubs.
Aside from the niceties, the editorial mentioned another truth having to do with the vast network of underground utilities – water, storm drains and electrical vaults – that are the basement of the Historic Roanoke City Market.
Black lives in Roanoke County and was market manager of the Historic Roanoke City Market from 2002 to 2004.