Local merchants who talked to the Danville Register & Bee support bringing a casino to the city.
They said a Caesars Virginia casino resort in Schoolfield would deliver much-needed jobs, generate tax revenue and attract more shoppers to other parts of the city.
“It is the most positive thing that Danville has seen in some time,” said Roslyn M. Preston, owner of The Vintage Boutique on North Union Street downtown. “It will boost the economy. It will keep small businesses afloat.”