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By Dennis Brack/Rappahannock NewsDennis Brack | Rappahannock News

With more than 20 engaged readers present, including several county and town office holders and a half-dozen artists, the discussion at the News’ monthly Fourth (Estate) Friday gathering last week at Sperryville’s Before & After cafe centered on the imminent closing of River District Arts, home to more than 30 local artists’ studios and three galleries. Potter Sara Adams revealed that a significant group of RDA artists are negotiating with Greg Yates, owner of the Mountainside Physical Therapy/Ginger Hill Antiques building on U.S. 211 near Washington, a report later confirmed — along with the news that Yates, who’s been seeking a zoning change for a plan to install storage units inside the building, did not plan to lose any current tenants but to add the storage units — or now, evidently, artists’ studios, which would not require a zoning change — to the current mix.


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