Dozens of attendants — including several members of City Council — celebrated the grand re-opening of Northwest Roanoke’s 601 11th street today.
The property — now known as “601 Inc.” — deteriorated for decades while it sat dormant.
Now, the space is a creative incubator meant to revitalize an underserved area of town.
Mayor Sherman Lea commended owner John Garland for his leadership, and says the building bodes well for the neighborhood’s future.
“People want something to happen. And they’re here tonight because they’re excited about what’s going on, and the potential that this brings to our community.”
The building also features commercial office space that will house nonprofits and small businesses.