Old 97 Tavern & Arcade to open in Danville, themed around historic train wreck

DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) - A new restaurant is opening downtown with a connection to the city's rich history. The former arcade at 315 Lynn Street will...

August 29, 2023
4:22 AM

DANVILLE, Va. (WDBJ) - A new restaurant is opening downtown with a connection to the city's rich history. The former arcade at 315 Lynn Street will soon be alive again under a new name and management. Danville local Phillip Decker chose to name the new restaurant after one of the city's historic events. 'I was trying to find something that connected to the rich history of Danville,' said Phillip Decker, Owner of Old 97 Tavern and Arcade. 'The wreck of the Old 97 was a mail train that wrecked September 27, 1903 is a big part of the history.

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