SML Center misses opportunity, will regroup

Rock Outdoors recently revealed that it has purchased the former Grand Home Furnishings Building at Westlake Corner.

The North Carolina-based sporting goods retailer sells apparel and gear for fishing, camping, hiking, paddle sports, water sports and other outdoor recreation.

The Smith Mountain Lake Center Inc., a nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing a multi-purpose venue to the region for education, events and entertainment, had a “Grand Plan” campaign to purchase the building but did not raise enough funds in time to purchase the building first.

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