Rep. Rick Boucher took a day out of the two-week Easter Congressional recess to hit Floyd for the dedication of the Station on South Locust and new Community Market Wednesday — a classic photo opportunity for a Democratic Congressman who voted against the controversial health care bill that passed in Washington last week.
Boucher, reamed on Democratic bulleting boards and blogs as a traitor to the cause because of the vote, found himself among friends in Floyd as most who talked to him about the health care bill thanked him for his vote against the bill.
But the Congressman came to Floyd not to discuss the bill but to praise Floyd for its downtown rehabilitation efforts and other programs like the Community Market and the SustainFloyd organization that will run the market operation on South Locust Street across the street from the Country Store.
Developer Woody Crenshaw led Boucher on a guided tour of the Station (located in the remodeled building that once housed Mama Lazzardo’s restaurant). The complex includes galleries, a music show, a woodworking company showroom, the current location of the County Health Department and apartments on the upper levels. The adjacent community market will feature a weekend farmers’ market and other activities.
After he dedication ceremony, Boucher met with members of the SustainFloyd board of directors before heading for Martinsville for another photo op.
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