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!
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.
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.