In the 1950s to 1970s downtown Lynchburg, VA was the place to be. Shops, restaurants, theaters, all inviting and booming. The years weren't kind to the downtown. It had become in disrepair. Historical Landmarks falling down, empty buildings, making it a poverty stricken area, home to a scary type of individual, drugs, and theft. It became the an area no one wanted to be caught in after dark.
Within the last decade they started rebuilding. Now there are loft apartments looking over the river. Friday Cheers, where people gather to listen to music, enjoy food and local craft beers, and socialize with the local people. New stores and restaurants have been moving in. There is even a fresh juice and salad place.
Downtown Lynchburg is slowly becoming a thriving, modern, friendly place to be again.