Looks like the Video store/tanning place/gym that is no longer in business is going to be replaced by a dance studio. That's cool, I hope it succeedes - it could bring people into the downtown Valdese area. Couldn't hurt.
Not missing a chance to pass on a rumor, I heard that Valdese Video/tanning place/gym left that location because the landlord raised the rent - and not by a little. Almost doubled it. So says the Valdese, NC rumor mill, the one mill in town that works full time.
The Valdese Video sign is still on the building. Its a nice sign, but I wonder who's gonna take it down.