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!
Downtown Blackstone, Inc. Façade Improvement Grant Program
Downtown Blackstone, Inc. (DBI) is pleased to announce the launch of the 2022-2023 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.
Since 1985, the Virginia Main Street (VMS) Program has been helping localities revitalize the economic vitality of downtown commercial districts using the National Main Street Center’s successful Main Street Approach™. VMS oﬀers a wide range of services and assistance to communities through a comprehensive and incremental approach to revitalization, built around a community’s unique heritage and attributes. As a proud VMS community, Blackstone stimulates long term economic growth and pride in the heart of our community – downtown.
As a Main Street America™ Accredited program, DBI is a recognized leading program among the national network of more than 1,200 neighborhoods and communities who share both a commitment to creating high-quality places and to building stronger communities through preservation-based economic development. All Main Street America™ Accredited programs meet a set of National Accreditation Standards of Performance as outlined by Main Street America.
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