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  1. Are you just looking at the available seats on the flight? If so, I think Breeze is doing a lot of the seat-assigned-at-checkin thing that ULCCs often do, so it may be better than it looks...maybe?
  2. I love how a few short years ago we were talking about how Denver would be so great and now we're debating London vs. Paris!
  3. It sounds like Southwest is finally adding a route between RIC and Midway. Starting 4x per week and going to daily in May. Great news! Southwest has prime growth opportunities here.
  4. I see what you did there ;). I find myself personally excited at the prospect of having a casino nearby, but I do agree with you that it needs to be done correctly. The upside can be very high, but the potential downside could be destructive to a neighborhood. Although I definitely don’t want to lose the movie theater, that’s one reason I might lean slightly to favor that location over Manchester. The Scott’s Addition area, I think, is better able to support a successful casino because of all the other entertainment options nearby. I’d be concerned that a Manchester casino would be an island
  5. I think best case scenario is that Saks takes the vacant Nordstrom space when their Stony Point lease expires.
  6. Damn, that sucks if it's true. Hopefully you're wrong about the likelihood of never coming back. Although unlikely in the next year or two, there's now at least a record of an airline seeing some demand for this route. It would be pretty unfair to the Richmond region if our only shot at a Vegas flight was in the middle of an industry-crippling pandemic. Here's hoping the LAX route is doing well. Edit - on second read, I don't think that article necessarily means this is a permanent cut by JetBlue. This is just their February schedule, which hopefully means that it can and will be rei
  7. Where did you see this rumor? I'd hate for RIC to lose Southwest, even though it seems they haven't at all tried to tap into the potential market here.
  8. JetBlue to add Richmond flights to LOS ANGELES(!), LAS VEGAS(!), and TAMPA later this year!!! https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200910005309/en/
  9. My understanding of the TIF is to earmark the real estate taxes collected for the properties in the TIF. The tax assessment for the WestRock building wouldn't reduce if it lost Costar as a tenant, so that shouldn't affect the city coffer's bottom line. The real estate taxes for new Costar building would obviously go to pay back the city's bonds for the arena (until those are paid in full), but that would be additional (i.e. new) taxes on a previously untaxed parcel - essentially creating something where there is now nothing - and the city would continue to collect the same taxes it's been co
  10. I went to school in Winston-Salem for a few years and I recall most locals having a less complimentary name for that building...
  11. There are several of those old Arby's signs rusting away in a lot off of Hermitage (I assume the local franchisee HQ). It's a shame to see the former highway icons like that, you can see them if you zoom in on Google street view here: https://www.google.com/maps/@37.5627689,-77.4604075,3a,15y,267.77h,89.72t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sUcsIuPE6h5x_EPyxRUSazg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
  12. New update. We now have some structure in place.
  13. Concourse A expansion well under way!
  14. Is it possible to "unpin" some of the pinned threads on this board? It's obviously a very minor inconvenience in the greater scheme of things, but needing to check for new threads at the top of the page and then scrolling down and checking again under all the pinned threads seems unnecessary, especially when the newest post not in this thread or the "Richmond Developments" thread is over three years old. Perhaps only those two could be left as pinned topics. I may be the only detractor, but thought I would throw out the suggestion...
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