What was once the high-end grocery store Ukrop’s is on its way to becoming a specialty out-patient center for Carilion Clinic. Roanoke City Council approved changes to the performance agreement today that will allow Valley Bank to sell that property to Carilion. Valley Bank president Ellis Gutshall said they looked for another tenant like Ukrop’s but couldn’t land one. Mayor David Bowers said it was a good move that will create high-paying jobs.
Roanoke City Council has unanimously declared a state of emergency in the wake of last week’s snow. The resolution passed this afternoon .. means the city is eligible for disaster relief aid. Council members discussed problems with the recent storm .. such as complaints about the approach to snow removal and who decides which streets get plowed in which order.