Former Taylor Frame House on South Main gets utility upgrade
Workers are replacing plumbing and electrical systems in the former Taylor Frame House on South Main Street in downtown Blacksburg as part of an exacting renovation of the historic structure.
Very soon, crews will start painting the exterior a pumpkin color with white trim and a red door, said Blacksburg restaurant owner Aivey Charoensombut-amorn, who plans to operate the Social House Eat and Drink in the renovated structure.
Next month, kitchen equipment will arrive. In October, if all stays on schedule, the Social House will open with a menu that Charoensombut-amorn described as “modern street food from East to West, … pasta and burgers to noodles and rice.”
— Mike Gangloff