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Downtown State Street

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Address: State Street, Downtown Bristol VA & TN, Bristol, VA 24201
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+1 276-644-9700
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Bristol has a proud heritage going back more than 150 years of being both a...

Bristol has a proud heritage going back more than 150 years of being both a fun place to visit and a “Good Place to Live”. With so much to do and enjoy, everyone feels at home in Historic Downtown Bristol. As a Certified Main Street Community, Downtown Bristol has more to offer every day – more activities, more shops, more homes, more offices and more life. Believe in Bristol is a nonprofit 501 ( c ) 3 organization composed of dedicated citizens, business owners, government officials and other friends of Bristol who recognize the role a vital downtown plays in preserving and furthering our communities identity, spirit and economy.

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My husband and I enjoy going downtown to the antique shops and to Cranberry Lane. There are some really good places to eat- Macado's, State Line, Quaker Steak. There are... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I enjoy going downtown to the antique shops and to Cranberry Lane. There are some really good places to eat- Macado's, State Line, Quaker Steak. There are different musical events throughout the year and a farmer's market in the summer.

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Narrows
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We parked in the public library parking lot and were able to walk up and down State Street to enjoy the storefronts and find something to drink. Enjoyed Whiskey Rebellion. Also the pool hall- worth going in and meeting new people and shooting a round of pool.

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Bristol, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

There is something for everyone in the family downtown. There are numerous places to eat and play. And lots of local shops.

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Thank Traci S
Bristol, Tennessee
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017

We have lived here for thirty years. Close to retirement, we are often asked where we want to live after retirement, and although we travel often, we haven't found anywhere we would rather live. We love to walk, eat, visit on State Street.

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2017

After weathering decades of decline, Bristol TN/VA downtown State Street is a now thriving district for eating, shopping and entertainment. Easily walkable and compact, State Street (and the surrounding blocks) are packed with restaurants, shops, galleries, brew pubs, bakeries, music venues, a historic theater and an fantastic Smithsonian affiliated museum. Most of the original 1920's buildings are intact, and the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2016 via mobile

This is a great place to shop. Lots of locally owned boutiques and stores. It's been nice to see it build up in the last decade or so.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

My husband son and I stopped by downtown Bristol on our way home after visiting our family over the Christmas holiday. I stopped by Cranberry Lane as always, and picked up some of the delicious dip mixes, some pretty decorations for our home, and a few other items. The ladies who own the store were there, and they are always... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2016 via mobile

I have visited Downtown Bristol a few times in the past year, since my son and his family moved here a year or so ago. He also owns a business Downtown (Bristol Tattoo Co!). I'm glad I've gotten a chance to get to "know" Bristol, as I have fond memories visiting Bristol 30+ years ago while just passing through. I... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2016 via mobile

This is a sweet little quiet town. There are some restaurants and cute little shops. Come explore and you will find something interesting.

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Danville, Virginia, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016 via mobile

We drove around a bit and I really enjoyed the history and businesses in the area. There looked like some great restaurants, bars, and entertainment spots.

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