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What is happening in Grundy, a town of 1,000 people in Southwest Virginia, is being watched by cities and small towns across the country that are debating various models of downtown redevelopment. (Debra McCown/Special to the Washington Times)

What is happening in Grundy, a town of 1,000 people in Southwest Virginia, is being watched by cities and small towns across the country that are debating various models of downtown redevelopment. (Debra McCown/Special to the Washington Times)

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