The Roanoker - January/February 2018 - 16
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A Day In West End
Don't miss this hidden gem, complete with an ideal lunch spot and vintage shopping.
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FUNKY ENERGY is gaining momentum in Roanoke's
West End neighborhood. West End roughly
encompasses an area between 5th Street and 16th
Street SW, and between Norfolk and Campbell Avenues.
At the intersection of 13th and Patterson, you'll find
Star City Pizza and The Missing Sock. Star City offers
thick crust pizza, sandwiches and salads, made to order
f rom f resh ingredients. Art, salvaged materials and a
stack of games give it a place-to-hang out vibe. There's
PBR on tap and Deschutes by the bottle.
Next door, at The Missing Sock, you'll find some of
the coolest vintage and repurposed stuff I've seen in quite
a while. Off-street parking is available.
On the other side of Patterson, West End Blends
coffee shop is under construction. The walls are almost
entirely covered by painted murals rescued f rom the
demolition of the Villa Sorrento restaurant. They opened
West End also boasts a year-round farmers' market,
hosted by Freedom First Credit Union every Tuesday
f rom 3 pm to 6 pm, and The Maker Mart, providing
vocational training to middle schoolers.
Don't just drive through on your way to somewhere
else; plan to stop! I