(Bland, Virginia) – The rain suspended on the afternoon of Thursday, March 25th for the celebration of a new business opening in Bland County. 6642 West Blue Grass Trail in Ceres is now the home of Route 42 Garage and the new business officially marked its grand opening with a ribbon cutting event and building dedication. Members of the Board of Supervisors, Economic Development Authority, the Wytheville, Wythe, Bland Chamber of Commerce, and a host of family, friends, and supporters were on hand to join in the celebration.
“We want to thank everyone for coming out today and for supporting us in this project,” stated Patricia Bevil, owner. Patricia continued, “We are excited to open a business in the Ceres Community and in Bland County. We are providing a variety of automotive, diagnostic, motorcycle, ATV, and small engine repair services here at the Route 42 Garage and we appreciate the community’s support as we proceed with this new business venture.” Adam Kidd, Supervisor for the Sharon District, welcomed the new business and joined in the official opening of Route 42 Garage by stating, “We are excited to see a new business open in the Ceres community. The hard work and perseverance of the business owners to get to this point of opening their doors has been rewarding to witness. We encourage everyone to support all of the local businesses in Bland County as it is vital to not only their success, but to the success of the local economy.”
“Bland County has a resilient business community, and we welcome Route 42 Garage and wish them much success,” stated David Dillow, chair of the Bland County Economic Development Authority. Additional information about Route 42 Garage can be obtained from their Facebook page or by phone at 276-682-3705.