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  1. Every guy is a "little" guy in the beginning. Then it's sink or swim. Many of the swimmers ("winners"), propelled by their success, choose to grow "big"ger. They succeed by giving the customer a good product at a fair price... in an inviting setting. The rest ("losers") either sink or stagnate. Ultimately, it is the customer who votes on the brewery's fate with his/her pocketbook in a direct response to the brewery's product, service, facilities and price. Yes, that's Capitalism in a nutshell.
  2. I saw that. So disappointing, not surprising, not explained in full that I know of?? I also saw him dodge questions repeatedly re: partnering with Portsmouth, as Tommy Norment says is likely the best plan....for that gaming study report suggests they would compete pretty hard with each other .
  3. So no mention of LRT? Eastern route study? I watched a vid of a transit brief before Council maybe a week or two ago and not one person in the room ever said the words "light rail." Interesting
  4. Yes, right. So when I saw the update and clicked on it, I knew for certain that there would be nothing new here to see lol. Because this was Kenny's 2018 SOTC confection/concoction.
  5. I really hate the name. Redundant & derivative. Adding an "e" to the second word is gilding a lilly that is actually more of a carnation. How silly. Trying way too hard. I don't even like the street name or the way they've spelled it. Again derivative. Faux panache. Très bourgeois.
  6. Victory is sweet. Fabricating ridiculous excuses for losing is nothing but sour grapes.
  7. But remember "neutral Andria" is inviting people to sign a petition at her speaking engagements.
  8. I just saw on TV where locals-only 3-day tickets go on sale this Saturday for $150 ...and $500 for VIP...but only for a very limited time.
  9. It needs to be changed to 8k signatures. This would stop these types of nuisance campaigns. 4k is a very low threshold in a pop of 250k. Theirs is a campaign of lies and deceit. They are against the casino. They tell the ignorant, the undecided and the go-along/bandwagon crowd that they merely wanna slow things down. Cuz who could be against that, right?
  10. I have no idea, but the idea of artificially altering speeds downward absent a safety-based rationale seems odd to me. I generally don't like public policy that forces behaviors or ensures specific outcomes (to be determined, no less, in some ivory tower) that wouldn't otherwise exist if simply left to natural market/environmental forces and rational actors--like you and me. Why wouldn't you just ban trucks and let the rest of us drive 45? Not saying I support that idea either, but....
  11. Remember, it's the Tennessee billionaire who will be financing this project. What makes you think that either he or the Tribe would want to keep idle a totally non-performing asset...in your scenario? In that case, the City would likely be first-in-line to buy-back this flood-prone plot--at a steep discount no less haha! Seriously though, this land is currently generating zero dollars, and there are no other buyers...nor have there been since the dawn of time! $10M certainly isn't chump change here, especially in these times of diminishing returns on waterfront/water-adjacent properties. Especially for a severely cash-strapped Norfolk which, frankly, has no business being in the real estate business ....i.e, as in holding vacant land ...except in rare circumstances. Should the project fail, it will likely be sold off and redeveloped with Fed Govt approval...or redeveloped by the Tribe and investor. However, I'm pretty certain they will succeed, with Norfolk getting the $10M plus yearly seven figure payments, economic spin-off benefits and jobs, jobs, jobs. Of course we could always just plant some seagrass and wait for the tide to roll in....
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