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Entrepreneur buying buildings and sprucing up Manchester

People ask why we set up The Dogtown Dish. Well, here is a brief explanation. Laura Dyer Hild and I fell in love with the potential of Manchester. We set up The Dogtown Dish to trumpet the great things going on in this edgy, artistic, urban community. Our desire is to see Manchester

Have You Seen Manchester’s New Virginia Lottery Commercial?

Have you seen the new Virginia Lottery commercial on television recently? Probably so, as it has been airing frequently. The title of the commercial is named after it's new game: Bank A Million. But did you realize the commercial was filmed in Manchester? The Virginia Lottery commercial was filmed at the old Mechanics and Merchants Bank

Hull Street: Mechanics and Merchants Bank

The photo above of the Mechanics and Merchants Bank at 12th & Hull Streets is from The Valentine's Cook Photograph Collection and is labeled 1910-1930. Unfortunately, the roof collapsed on the building and was in terrible shape during the early 2000s. Luckily the building was saved and fully renovated in 2005 except for