A Virginia Main Street Community
Our downtown shops form a unique commercial mix where you are certain to find anything that you desire!
Indulge in a walk through the past in one of our historic meseums, and experience the rich history that is Blackstone VA
We are glad you’re here!
Welcome to Blackstone’s Historic Business District
In the heart of Southside Virginia, small town simplicity never looked so appealing! Blackstone’s charming Historic Business District features an array of historic buildings, quaint shops, unique restaurants, service providers, museums, and prominent nods to the locality’s identity as a proud military community. It’s a destination for visitors looking to escape the hustle and bustle of daily life, enjoy seasonal events, and saunter through downtown where you’ll always be greeted by a friendly hello and wave from small business owners and community residents. Given its rich sense of place and abundant community spirit, we’re thrilled to call this town home and we’re certain that you’ll enjoy your visit in historic Downtown Blackstone, VA!
Join DBI for the first-ever Blackstone Burst of Fun Color Run, a 5k course through Blackstone that will feature multiple color chalk stations!
The Blackstone Burst of Fun Color Run will follow a 5k course through Blackstone, starting and ending near the Robert Thomas Carriage Museum and the Armory. Multiple stations will be set up along the route to douse runners (and walkers alike) with colored powder for a fun and vibrant experience. All paid registrants receive a white t-shirt to best display their Burst of Fun colors! We will start with a warm up exercise and end with a block party. This event is a family-friendly way to spend an afternoon and get to know Blackstone!
BECOME A COLOR RUN SPONSOR!
Downtown Blackstone, Inc. Façade Improvement Grant Program
Downtown Blackstone, Inc. (DBI) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2021-2022 Façade Improvement Grant (FIG) program, designed to assist business and property owners with the rehabilitation of their commercial facades in Blackstone’s Historic Business District. The goal of the program is to improve the visual impact of buildings downtown by stimulating private investment in them as a complement to other public and private community development efforts.
DBI is proud to present the Blackstone Business Launch!
Downtown Blackstone, Inc. is proud to host the Blackstone Business Launch program for entrepreneurs who want to start or grow a business in Blackstone’s Historic Business District. In partnership with the Longwood SBDC and the SOVA Innovation Hub, our Blackstone Business Launch will utilize the CO.STARTERS training program curriculum.
What is CO.STARTERS?
CO.STARTERS Core is a ten-week, cohort-based program that equips entrepreneurs of all kinds with the insights, relationships, and tools needed to turn business ideas into action.
Who is CO.STARTERS for?
You! The only real prerequisites to joining the program are (1) having an idea, (2) being willing to question, shape and fine-tune that idea, and (3) being willing to talk about the idea with others.