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Downtown Norton Gets a Glow-Up

Reprinted from Virginia Business

BY TIM THORNTON Published October 27, 2020

Greg and Jennifer Bailey own Sugar Hill Cidery, part of a revitalized downtown Norton.

Like other coalfield communities coping with the downturn of its signature industry, Norton is working to reinvent itself, says City Manager Fred Ramey.

This fall, the city’s three-year, $2.3 million downtown revitalization reached a “technical end, but our project is not over and we’ll keep going,” says Ramey, who spearheaded the Downtown Norton Revitalization Project.

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