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    The Wave

    Study of 244 pages = $200K I scrolled very quickly through the study...it's a lot of stuff that could be found just surfing the internet. But I didn't notice them provide any numbers for any existing surfing type entertainment facilities around the US/World. I know they say, "Nothing like this anywhere else"...which is always a great "go to" phrase when you're selling something. But the various components within the project have been built elsewhere just not ALL in one place. Why not provide those numbers for the surfing component as well? What's the demand look like? Is it a huge draw and/or profitable? Also, it doesn't take a study to figure out the entertainment part would pull from other similar sized venues in HR. New office buildings and condos/houses always pull from other "older" buildings/neighborhoods. That's just what happens. We all go to the newest grocery store, restaurant, and tap house and so on...because it's new. Long story short, I think this will be built mainly because the city wants it. It will be profitably with or without Pharrell and will be a tourist destination for years to come. Honestly, they could build this in just about any major city in the US and it would work if managed/marketed correctly. Pharrell being a part of this is just more icing on the cake. He appeals to that target age group they are going after, has money and is a local/national celeb. I live in VB but personally I would only visit it a few times a year if that. As with almost everything at the beach...it's a tourist destination/trap. Nothing wrong with that at all, it helps VB financially and will benefit me and my quality of life at some point.
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    The Wave

    A study to find out if the funding is "TRULY secure". Then a study for "Best Construction Start Date" I should get into the "Study" business.
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    IKEA to open in Norfolk!

    IKEA normally sparks a ton of retail development around their stores. I'm curious to see how and where the development sprouts up in this area since it's not a normal location. I think the Military Hwy corridor would be the most logical place...which would be refreshing.
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    Neon District

    http://neonnfk.com/about/ Not sure if this has been posted but here's a pretty cool website for the Neon district. I've only driven through this area but I think it's great for the city.
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    River Tower

    "building's height will be up to 24 floors?" What does that mean? Hey all, I haven't posted on this site since 2012 (willy). I'm the (willy) that started "Norfolk Pictures" section in 2005. I've been viewing/following all the posts for many years...just never said anything.