A fresh vision for downtown Christiansburg
By Christian Trejbal
Twenty years ago, Christiansburg splashed onto national television on ABC’s “Primetime Live” as an example of a community adrift. Chain restaurants and stores had squeezed out the historic character; downtown was rapidly fading. Today, downtown is faded. It is a pale imitation of a vibrant community’s heart.
A trio of young professionals hopes to change that.
Trejbal is a Roanoke Times editorial writer based in the New River Valley. Follow him on Twitter @ctrejbal.