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vdogg last won the day on June 14 2014

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  1. vdogg

    Norfolk Off-Topic

    I give up. I’m done. I really just don’t have any hope anymore in the direction of this city. All those years of progress lost, and now Granby will become exactly what it was when I first moved here, a ghost town. So freaking depressing what they’re doing to our city. No words…
  2. Was the previous article much ado about nothing? I have no idea what’s going on anymore… https://www.pilotonline.com/government/local/vp-nw-surf-park-resolution-0923-20220924-qtr7pcfyrrbonib7unvfoyxoza-story.html
  3. vdogg

    Norfolk Off-Topic

    The more I think about this, the conspiracy theorist in me can’t help but wonder if this is all a concerted effort to kill nightlife downtown so that people will only have the casino as a valid late night option to go out, and the crime issue is just a convenient smoke screen. These clubs that they’re closing now haven’t had any shooting incidents. I hate to think that way, but it’s only the thing that makes sense about the patchwork way they’re doing this.
  4. I read the article. It sounds like BS meant to put pressure on the city. Richmond is 1.5 to 2 hours away on a good day with no traffic. These arenas will not be in direct competition. You have cities with larger arenas within a few miles of each other and you're telling me we can't support one because someone in the middle of the state decided to build their own? What a ludicrous idea. Sounds like they're getting cold feet and are trying to blame their lack of commitment on the city's process.
  5. As I understand it, the admittidely sparse details seem to indicate that only the surf park (for now) is effected and the rest of the project is moving forward. I have trouble understanding how it's difficult to finance a Surf Park in Virginia Beach of all places. Like, how is this even an issue?
  6. vdogg

    Norfolk Off-Topic

    Another day, another night club, and people are starting to take notice of how idiotic this policy is... https://www.pilotonline.com/government/local/vp-nw-california-burrito-closure-20220920-m2k3lhettvdl7dabcrgrkmlvs4-story.html Case and point: "There has also been little explanation from the city government about how shuttering nightclubs will prevent gun violence from occurring. Most of the city’s shootings occur outside the downtown area, according to police data obtained by The Virginian-Pilot."
  7. This is a fairly substantial expansion. It appears to double the size of University Village. I'm happy to see progress, but traffic in that area is already a nightmare. Can't imagine what it will be after this. If only we had a viable transit solution...
  8. vdogg

    Norfolk Off-Topic

    1) Nightlife comes in all sorts of flavors. It doesn’t only consist of what you approve of. 2) No one is trying to be soft on crime or threaten your family, I don’t even know where you got that from. Law abiding businesses should not be harassed in an attempt to look like you’re solving a problem. We’ve had shootings in broad daylight. Closing times have nothing to do with the situation that we face. 3) The VAST majority of crime occurs outside of downtown Norfolk, that it spills over downtown is a symptom of a far larger problem. Until Norfolk gets a handle on it’s gang issue, Nothing will ever change. Downtown businesses are not responsible for the proliferation of gangs in Norfolk…
  9. The problem I have is that according to the article they have yet to submit anything to planning with regards to the permanent casino. If they're truly only waiting on the license to be issued, then all that stuff should be ready to go. I would think that they would want to start construction immediately upon receiving the license in order to catch up to their peers, but instead there's going to be a delay as they work through the planning process. Makes no sense.
  10. An entire article with zero mention of the casino license...
  11. So, they're buying out the competition to what, squat on another valuable piece of land? I'm really not liking the sound of this...
  12. Damn near had a heart attack. A disclaimer BEFORE posting these types of renderings would be in order.
  13. Hard to call Bruce Smith et al a serious proposal. They brought nothing to the table...no renderings... nothing. It reminds me of when I was in highschool and I had a report that I had procrastinated on that was due the next day, so I would just turn in any bs I could think of.
  14. Look like there's been some thawing of the ice, though I'm sure the multiple complaints about something in the water not being the same in DC has a lot to do with it, this is a good first step. That festival was literally tailor-made for VB, and it would be good to have it back when the park opens. https://www.wavy.com/news/local-news/virginia-beach/pharrell-meets-with-virginia-beach-leaders-for-the-first-time-after-moving-something-in-the-water-festival/
  15. Looks like the land sale for 645 Church Street will be completed this week. Should probably make a thread for this eventually. R-09 First Amendment to Purchase and Development Agreement with TRG Development.pdf
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