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  1. Call me crazy but what is the point of doing a freaking 1 mile section. Seems like it will cause wrecks more than help. People will think they are in a new lane that will go on for a while and then it suddenly ends again thus trying to merge back into traffic. They should wait until they can at least do 3-5 miles.
  2. Don't know if any of you have heard, but Branson Airport is getting Southwest air service starting this fall. Southwest recently bought out Airtran (Branson's primary provider) and will begin Servicing the Branson Area in August. Airtran has already added daily flights to Chicago, Houston, Atlanta, Baltimore and Orlando with more to come. Im sure most of you will be upset by this, but I think both NWA and Springfield should see this as a good thing. I dont know if Branson is a faster drive than Tulsa International, but I bet Southwest was going into this thinking that they will pull large numbers from NWA and Springfield being so close. This could be a really good thing for both Springfield and NWA airports or a very, very bad thing. Only time will tell. -Please comment
  3. slyder1

    Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA)

    I would take this article with a grain of salt... The fact that the Springfield airport wasn't on the list makes me question this article. Our prices are outrageous!! Sure we have Alegiant, but that only goes so far.
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    The River Market

    Really dig'n these pics! Thanks.
  5. Those renderings for the new addition to LIT are awesome! Has such a modern/contemporary feel... love it! I never knew how close the airport was to downtown either, pretty cool. I saw that news about Airtran the other day as well since Branson has Airtran flights. It would be awesome to have Southwest flying out of Branson and hopefully Springfield soon.
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    Walton Arts Center Location

    Building a 3,000 seat Performing arts theater in NWA would be idiotic to say the least. Metro area's three times the size of NWA don't even have Performing Theaters that big. When you have a theater with 3,000 seats you wont make as much money as if you had a theater with say 2,300 seats. Why you may ask? Well, it's pretty simple... Performing arts theaters are completely different than an arena or amphitheater as far as getting as many people as you can into the venue. With Theaters there is a much smaller niche, and when you have a theater that is 3,000 seats large in NWA your only going to get one or two shows out of the touring broadway plays when they come there. Right now the WAC currently has anywhere from 6-12 shows when plays like Les Miserables or 52nd Street play there, resulting in the Theater being rented out for a long time. Hearing people say that "NWA needs a theater with 2,500-3,000 seats just to survive" is one of the funniest thigs I heard in a while. What.. like the metro will outgrow a 3,000 seat theater in 5 years???lol Give me a freak'n break.
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    Walton Arts Center Location

    I hardly doubt the new theater will be more than 2,200 seats.
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    Osage Creek Performing Arts Center

    WOW! This place looks amazing... I'm excited to see this open. I think what you guys aren't realizing is that this is an outdoor venue. The big arena's in Tulsa, OKC, KC, and Dallas don't compete with outdoor venues. Big arena's are for the fall/winter season, then the tours hit the Outdoor Pavilion's like this during the summer months... they make a hell of a lot more money that way. I think y'all will be shocked who gets booked here, that is if the concert promoter hired for the job knows what their doing. I'm just glad one of us in the Ozarks is building something like this, because it is ridiculous it has taken this long. This place screams music festivals. Up here in Springfield the city was going to build a pavilion downtown, but then scrapped the plans because there wasn't enough land for a venue large enough like this Osage Creek. Anyways I have no doubt that we will see the likes of Dave Mathews Band, Tom Petty, Carrie Underwood, Rascall Flatts, etc.... come through this place.
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    5 West Mountain Development

    Oopp's sorry about my misspelling... I meant to say this is such a beautiful building.
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    5 West Mountain Development

    Wow, this is suck a beautiful building, I didn't know it finished. I would love have my office on the top floor. I'm sure the views up there are unreal.
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    Walton Arts Center Location

    No yeah, I totally see what your saying and agree with you one hundred percent. I was just saying IF they built the new theater in Benton County I thought it might go in those areas after seeing all the development patterns in that county. I completely agree the WAC should most definitely stay on Dickson, but it sounds more and more like that wont happen. Even if they choose a location not too far from Dickson it would still be a win win for Fayetteville, because there would be two sizable theaters in a close radius on/by Dickson St. It would kinda be like how Hammons Hall is on the MSU campus but still basically downtown and walking distance to all the shops/restaurants/bars/etc. here in Springdield. Then there are the smaller theaters, like the WAC, actually in the mix of everything downtown. Someone should form a group called 'Keep the Arts in Fayetteville' or something (?LOL)and really get the word out that the residents of Fayetteville don't want to see the new theater built elsewhere. I know comes down to the politics of it all, but you'd be surprised what some angry citizens can do. BTW, are there any plots of land that a new theater could be built on or near Dickson St.?
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    Walton Arts Center Location

    I doubt the new Theater will be built in Bentonville. If they do choose to build it in Benton County I would bet it would go in somewhere around the Promenade/Pinnacle area, or maybe off the interstate in Springdale.
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    Walton Arts Center Location

    Well they certainly have a good way of confusing people. I agree too, if they build the new theater away from Fayetteville a new management group needs to take over. Since the current WAC is only 1,100 seats it would be a perfect venue for concerts and other kinds of entertainment options. Is the WAC the only theater with 1,000 or more seats in Fayetteville?
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    Walton Arts Center Location

    I don't know if you guys have heard yet, but I was reading nwanews.com and they had in bold print "WAC not leaving Fayetteville." That's awesome to hear!
  15. Uhhh... did someone really say something this moronic? People should be outraged by this fool and get him out of ARDOT. Let's see... how many towns in Arkansas have a population of 5,000 or more, I'm guessing quite a few. Until ARDOT realizes that you don't disperse money according to what a couple of commisioners want, priority projects won't be getting the funding they deseve. God, if MODOT ever announced anything this stupid everyone in the organization would be fired. There is light at the end of the tunnel. Once the 2010 census numbers are in, Northwest Arkansas will be getting its own transportation organization. They will be able to get ARDOT to open up their pockets to the projects that really need them in NWA.