To the Editor,
I grew up in Mount Airy my whole life. One of the most famous things around, and stories I’ve heard my whole life, were about “The Strip.”
If you’re not familiar with it, its the road down Lebanon Street. Back around the 70s, every teen and young adult would drive their car up and down the road hence the name, “The Strip.” Before it could get to new generations, the city put a stop to it.
I believe it should make a comeback. I believe it would be an amazing opportunity for the new generation to make new friends, and to hear the stories from the people who used to drive it up and down. Not only would it make an attraction spot for new age people, it would help restaurants like Porky’s and others get more business.
It’s a great idea for teens in the 1980s-1990s who didn’t get to experience it, and for the new crowd of this generation to have something fun to do, and experience something their parents got to in their youth.
Laurel Fork, Virginia