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FALL 2017

Ballantyne Magazine covers news, events, real estate, restaurants, shopping, health, schools and business in the upscale Ballantyne Area of Charlotte, NC.

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DIY Network and showcases reclaimed architectural and industrial fixtures, antique furnishings and what-nots. Black Dog Salvage's 44,000-square-foot location is one giant treasure hunt and an inspired place to browse. Cyclists, meanwhile, can take their bikes on tour or let Roanoke Mountain Adventures provide the wheels. In addition to bicycles and mountain bikes, the outfitters can supply kayaks, canoes and paddleboards for water adventures. Historic Downtown Urban adventurers find Roanoke's historic downtown an explorer's paradise. Shoppers love to stroll the City Market, one of the oldest farmers markets in the country. A host of specialty shops ringing the compact district include Eli's Provisions, a Virginia-focused purveyor of gourmet foods, and chocolatepaper, which sells stationery, gifts and chocolates. Center in the Square houses several regional arts and educational organizations under one roof. Kids of all ages enjoy the buzzy Pinball Museum, one of the finest collections of vintage pinball machines in the country. More than 60 machines, some dating back to the 1930s, stand waiting to be conquered. Upstairs, the Science Museum of Western Virginia has interactive exhibits — such as a touch-tank tide pool and green- screen broadcast station — that offer hands-on learning for kids. Photos courtesy of Visit Virginia's Blue Ridge Top Left: Black Dog Salvage is an impressive 44,000 square feet. Top Right: Hotel Roanoke was originally built in 1892. Bottom Left: Shopping venues are popular in downtown Roanoke. Bottom Right: The Pinball Museum is in Roanoke's Center in the Square. BALLANTYNE FALL 2017 81 Escape

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