8 Places From The Past That You Wish Would Come Back To Virginia

One fact of life that never changes is that things will never stay the same. Ironic, I know. The economy goes up and down, businesses open and close – and time goes on. From wacky museums to century-old institutions, here are a few places in Virginia that have fallen victim to the passage of time. I have to admit, I’ve been sad to see them go.

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But I can’t end this without giving you all a little ray of hope. Sometimes, when we wish something long enough or hard enough – it CAN happen. I am happy to announce the return of an old favorite – or what is sure to be a new favorite for those of you who don’t remember the old one – Cooter’s of Sperryville has finally re-opened after a dozen years out of the picture. So if you have felt a giant gaping hole in your heart where Dukes of Hazard paraphernalia used to be, just head to Sperryville to get your fill of Cooter, Daisy, and the boys.

It’s always sad to see a beloved icon go. But as we’ve seen, sometime when you love a place enough – and you’re willing to fight for its return – it can make a comeback. Take a minute to comment below and tell us about the places in Virginia that you miss the most…