Wednesday, July 20, 2011
Like breeding bunnies, the Hop In stores started popping up all over the New River Valley in the 1970's. There were two in Blacksburg - one at the far south end of town past Gables (1704 South Main to be exact) and another at 409 Draper Road (across from what was then Blacksburg Lumber, but now is the town Library).
I probably bought more beer and cigarettes (Camel filters in the brown & white pack) from Hop In than anywhere else in town.
It's funny how little 7-11 wannabes like this come and go as the decades pass. This was a great little store, it makes you wonder why they folded.
Posted by Dennis