River District Restaurant Doing Well in First Year

Video Journalist: Angela Fowler

Danville, VA- Jake's on Main located in the heart of Downtown Danville's Historic River District will celebrate their first year anniversary on Friday.

The owners took a chance being the first restaurant to open in the revitalization project, but they say they are pleased with their success.

Connie and Jake Eckman say downtown's have great architecture and local flair, and they hope many more businesses take the leap they did.

"I hope there's a lot of people out there who see the vision and see what this downtown area really has to offer because it's tremendous, there's -it's a lot of hard work but there's a lot of opportunities here" said Connie Eckman, the co-owner

Jake's on Main also relies on farm fresh healthy ingredients from local farmers in the Dan River region.