Build it, and they will come. And the building is underway.
But what will they bring with them, for good or ill? What will they take away? Will they stay? And will Floyd lose even as it wins?
The town of Floyd (a collective for lots of hardworking and persistent folks) has succeeded in funding a face-lift. Local merchants are taking the opportunity to revitalize and build. Changes are coming. You can read about them in this Roanoke Times | New River Valley Current article about the weekend events.
And how to balance preservation and change was a big part of the conversation on Saturday. Finding the point of “dynamic stability” is the work we face. And people are talking. Most are optimistic the balance can be found. No one is certain.