Cruz-In

Destination Downtown South Boston, Inc. is sponsoring its first ever Cruz-In from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, on Main Street.

Destination Downtown South Boston, Inc. is sponsoring its first ever Cruz-In from 5 to 8 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14, on Main Street.

No admission will be charged, and all cars, trucks, motorcycles and special interest vehicles are welcome.

Main Street (Route 501) will be closed from Mineral Street to the north down to Arch Street to the south, organizers said.

Drivers participating in the cruz-in should enter the cruz-in area from the south via Broad Street turning left on N. Main Street; from the north via Wilborn Avenue at Mineral Street. Cruz-In officials will be located at the entry and exit points to assist cruz-in participants and visitors.

On-site registration is required, but there is no registration or admission fee.

A 50/50 drawing will be conducted, and gifts donated by downtown and area businesses will be awarded by drawings.

“Come stroll down historic Main Street and enjoy the Victorian architecture and the charm of a small town atmosphere. The Downtown South Boston Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is registered as a Virginia Historic Landmark. It is one of the largest and architecturally interesting historic districts in Southside Virginia. It offers unique shopping including gift shops, antique shops, clothing, shoes, furniture stores and more,” organizers said.

Downtown cruz-in area restaurants will be open for the event including BISTRO 1888, voted best restaurant in Virginia by “Virginia Main Street Diners”; Southern Plenty, an eclectic café; Main Street Café, an American Restaurant; Joe and A Bow, a coffee bar, salad, sandwich and soup shop; Caffé Peroni, an Italian Restaurant; as well as, Dinis Brothers Pizza & Restaurant; Dominos Pizza; and other dining establishments located nearby.

For more information, go to www.downtownsobo.com or call W. H. Phillips at 434-470-6739; Gilmer Meeler at 434-575-7350; or Tommy Epps at 434-470-3777.