Roanoke, Va., to Get New Office Building

8,000-s.f. office building planned for historic City Market area

"You're in a better position today than two or three years ago," he said.

"Part of their demand, they created," he said of VACO because of its renovation and handling of the retail spaces in its building. It's been helped by the advent of Trio, the combination restaurant, bar and wine shop at the other corner of Market Street and Church Avenue.

The shops and restaurant have created a reason for visitors to explore that part of the market.

"They've really taken it from being the poor stepchild on the market to being one of the most in demand parts," Elkin said.

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