Friday, November 12, 2010

Walkabout Opens Second Roanoke Store

Walkabout Outfitter will open its new Roanoke location at the District at Valley View Mall Wednesday, Nov. 17, at 1 a.m. with a ribbon-cutting.

This is the third retailer to open at Valley View in the second half of 2010. The 3,890 square foot store is next door to Twist & Turns, which opened September 15 and adjacent to Cheddar’s Casual CafĂ©, which opened on October 18.

Walkabout Outfitter, based out of Lexington, offers one retail store there and another on the Roanoke City Historic Market (where Twist & Turns was until recently). Husband/wife owner team, Kirk and Tina Miller of Natural Bridge wanted a presence at Valley View in order to take advantage of foot traffic generated by adjacent stores to include Barnes & Noble and Panera Bread. With space available, they felt the timing was right.

The Valley View store will add 2 full-time and 5 part-time employees and will carry North Face, Patagonia, Mountain Hardware, Keen, Merrell, Life is Good, Montrail and much more.

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