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Old 11-23-2008, 07:18 AM
 
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I just had to share this. I have written before about my hometown neighborhood, but this pretty much sums it up. When you walk into the 7 eleven in Grandin Village (Roanoke) you will be welcomed by a big booming "Good Mornin'", from there you will find folks like myself that are there because it is a lovely way to start a morning. The warmth and welcome by the employees is infectious - where normally people don't "chat" with one another while zooming in and out of a 7-11, you will find yourself engaged in brief smiling exchanges. I was told by the manager this morning that last week a banner was "walked" down the tiny main street wishing an employee having surgery good health. It warms my heart so! I grew up going to the Grandin theatre (first kiss and all) and taking our lemon-aid stand earnings to spend at the drugstore. My children also grew up spending their childhood around the wonderful, safe "walking" neighborhood. I'm happy and giving thanks for the fact that this little place which seems like a movie set is still around and still embraces the essence of community. Have a great day!!!
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Old 11-23-2008, 02:02 PM
 
Location: Richmond va
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I agree Grandin Village is a nice neighborhood I almost rented there myself after moving to Roanoke from Richmond but I ended up in South Roanoke instead and I have to say it also is a charming place to live. After living here for a year in a half I am in love with this neighborhood and the people who live in it are very friendly. You are so right when you speak of 7-11's and the one in my neighborhood is exactly the same way.. :-) Isnt it great living here?

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I just had to share this. I have written before about my hometown neighborhood, but this pretty much sums it up. When you walk into the 7 eleven in Grandin Village (Roanoke) you will be welcomed by a big booming "Good Mornin'", from there you will find folks like myself that are there because it is a lovely way to start a morning. The warmth and welcome by the employees is infectious - where normally people don't "chat" with one another while zooming in and out of a 7-11, you will find yourself engaged in brief smiling exchanges. I was told by the manager this morning that last week a banner was "walked" down the tiny main street wishing an employee having surgery good health. It warms my heart so! I grew up going to the Grandin theatre (first kiss and all) and taking our lemon-aid stand earnings to spend at the drugstore. My children also grew up spending their childhood around the wonderful, safe "walking" neighborhood. I'm happy and giving thanks for the fact that this little place which seems like a movie set is still around and still embraces the essence of community. Have a great day!!!
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Old 11-23-2008, 03:40 PM
 
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Is Lynchburg as friendly as Roanoke?
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Old 11-24-2008, 08:17 AM
 
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Yep - I agree with the Crystal Spring "neighborhood"post! I'll defer the L'burg vs Roanoke to someone that lives there now. Happy turkey everybody!
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Old 11-28-2008, 08:24 PM
 
Location: Roanoke,Virginia
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I don't know much about Lynchburg but I do know that the Grandin area is the friendliest neighborhood we have ever lived in. I love it here!
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