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Revitalization grant

A $250,000 Industrial Revitalization Fund grant will be used to help renovate Emerson’s Ordinary in Tappahannock, Gov. Glenn Youngkin announced Tuesday. The Town of Tappahannock, in partnership with Ross-Simpson Properties, will renovate the historic 1710 tavern, considered one of the oldest surviving ordinaries in the commonwealth. In July, the town suffered a massive fire that destroyed a large portion of the historic downtown area. The 1710 Tavern project will fill the need for fine dining in the river town that is positioned as a tourist destination. The project serves as a cornerstone in advancing the Tappahannock Main Street initiative and is expected to create over 30 new positions, according to a release from the Virginia Department of Housing and Community Development. Youngkin announced a total of 22 Industrial Revitalization Fund grants for projects across the commonwealth, totaling $24.7 million.

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