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  1. It has been awhile for me to post anything in the LR forum... I've been following the traffic. A couple of things I've heard about, but had not seen posted are an update on the William Clark Wetlands. I heard that Director Kumpuris made the news about the park. Anyone have anything? Did the City complete the work around the Junction Bridge and the Little Rock in time for Riverfest? Also, I heard about a developer who is renovating houses in the Oak Forest neighborhood. The developer is using locals for construction workers and buying everything locally. He had an aggressive plan to re
  2. Does anyone know the current status on a parcel of land located at the northeast corner of Nuckols Rd and Twin Hickory in Glen Allen? The property shares a parking lot with a Walgreens. Access to the property is from Twin Hickory Lane on the South and Wyndham Forest Dr. on the North. The development was planned to become a Ukrops store prior to the recession and subsequent the sell of Ukrops to Giant(Martins). I recall reading something about this property, but I don't remember what it was. The property was developed to the point that a building could be constructed. There is curb, gutter,
  3. I am pretty sure the Airport Commission voted not to build a new terminal because it is too cost prohibitive. Instead they voted to remodel. I could be wrong, but I think that is what I remember hearing.
  4. @Flack4RIC Thanks for the advice. It has been taken.
  5. Looking for advice on watching for great deals on weekend getaway trips via RIC. I've been in Richmond for less than a year and I'm new to the East coast. I'm wondering what airlines / destinations I should pay attention to for great deals. I'm more likely to hop on a plane to see a city because the tickets are cheap than selecting the city first. That said, I'd love to get a great deals on tickets to Pittsburgh. When I lived in Little Rock, Southwest would run deals on tickets (oneway) to Dallas ($49 to $99) and St. Louis ($79).
  6. bchris02, I remember when you moved to LR from Fort Smith (I believe). Seems like you made a decision between NWA and LR with Dallas being a distant contender. You do seem to have developed into somewhat of a LR-hater since coming to LR. At the very least, you make it clear it fails your expectations as the right city for you. My appreciation for LR grew after living other places.
  7. I agree with LRU1067. I think the American way of life prior to this recession and post this recession will be profoundly altered. I'm not calling for doom and gloom, nor is LRU1967. In the past few months, as I have talked to folks in the finance industry during the process of closing on two house, I have consistently heard both in LR, AR and Richmond, VA that the rules have changed. This is meant both literally and figuratively. Many in the financial industry believe we are headed for more consolidation in their industry. There will eventually be 3 to 5 banks in the US. This is similar to
  8. I work in IT. I moved to Glen Allen, VA (Richmond) on the 1st of this year. We live less than 10 min from Short Pump Mall. My area is where are the non-native Richmonders live. The homes are newer (>1999). Lots of PUDs and HOAs. What is most interesting about the Short Pump Mall development are the periphery retail, office, hotel and multi-family that have developed. I've thought about posting the list, but feel I would be bragging. (Apple store in Short Pump Mall) The list of what is not here would be much shorter. This http://www.westbroadvillage.com/ development is across the
  9. This is a pretty good chunk of the retail I have in Short Pump, VA (Richmond suburb). http://shortpumpmall.com/go/dirListing.cfm?FL=All A small Dave and Busters open near hear recently and an REI was announced this week. BUT we don't have a Container Store. AND I have to drive 2 hours to IKEA!
  10. That's a good one that I didn't know about. Thank you.
  11. You Verizon guys may be able to help me with some leads... I'm wondering who houses the large data centers in the Richmond area. I'm a professional data groper moving to the area. I'm aware of Capital One. I have an extensive background in higher ed, so I've applied for positions at URich and VCU. Any other private companies in the Richmond area that I should know about? Does Verizon operated any data centers in the area?
  12. Tis me. My wife and I ate at the Home Team Grill (suggested by Tburban) when we visited in mid-November. The house we purchased is near by. We look forward to the new middle school and Ukrops. I'll be on UP as soon as I can. I can tell you guys are a great resource of info. My family (I have elementary age girls) is anticipating a great time in Richmond. The movers show up here in the morning.
  13. I think I started the discussion about Fios. I'm moving to Glen Allen on Jan 1. We have Verizon scheduled to hook us up on the 6th. The house were moving to had Fios service before we purchased it. I'm hoping to be back on the Internets on the 6th, assuming all goes well with the hook up. I've got the little Linksys 160N to configure too. I won't feel moved in until I connected.
  14. Have you been on Kavanaugh in the Heights, lately? I think it has undergone a mini-renaissance. It does have some longtime store owners (Heights Toy Center, Toggery and Wicks) that are out of touch with the broader market. Their still operating on a pre-Internet business model. Their limitations in their ability to anticipate, adapt and be resilient. These business will either bring their demise or suddenly they'll wake up and innovate. With regard to Roberson's, if you have seen where they are located and how their building appears... Why would you ever stay, other than a low lease? Pe
  15. Easy Runner is an outstanding locally owned running store owned by Gary Smith. I have bought my Saucony Stabils from him twice a year for many years. His current location is in Bowman Curve. His store is adjacent to The Buffalo Grill, forming an L. Roberson's is in the Heights. It "anchors" the opposite end of the shopping building where Tipton Hurst is located. It is across the street from Pulaski Bank. I've had mixed experience there. I avoid them now although there a some in my extend family who like them.
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