This is the definitive place to discuss everything that makes life on & off campus so unique in Central Virginia.
By badger74
#567518 Money does rule in retail. Was up in Cville today at the mall and Barracks Road SC. The Belk carries much more and higher quality inventory--also has two large spaces. But assume Sears will close soon--which they will quickly backfill. Also really bad traffic but great Thai food. Glad its there but no desire to live there. L is home sweet home and improving in its own ways.
User avatar
By alabama24
#574475
News & Advance wrote:SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium planned for River Ridge mall in Lynchburg
Rachael Smith


An aquarium is planned to open in River Ridge mall by the end of the summer.

A 22,000-square-foot SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium will be built to the left of American Eagle Outfitters, where mall security, restrooms and administrative offices are currently located. Those offices and amenities will be moved to a new spot in the mall once construction begins.

Although about 12 local and state permits are required, construction is planned to begin this month.


Click Here for Full Story
By ALUmnus
#574482 Hmm, could use a store or two....
User avatar
By Cider Jim
#574484 I think this is a GENIUS idea. Excellent outside of the box thinking. And it's bound to help our zoology majors at LU. :clapping
User avatar
By Purple Haize
#574488
alabama24 wrote:
News & Advance wrote:SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium planned for River Ridge mall in Lynchburg
Rachael Smith


An aquarium is planned to open in River Ridge mall by the end of the summer.

A 22,000-square-foot SeaQuest Interactive Aquarium will be built to the left of American Eagle Outfitters, where mall security, restrooms and administrative offices are currently located. Those offices and amenities will be moved to a new spot in the mall once construction begins.

Although about 12 local and state permits are required, construction is planned to begin this month.


Click Here for Full Story


There’s a comment about a pool boy that I’m refraining from :lol:
By Yacht Rock
#574491 This isn't bad. I see people complain that the mall should be for stores but the reality of the modern day market is that you can shop from home and by providing an experience in the mall that drives foot traffic, it may help increase sales at the brick and mortar locations.

The big question will be how much foot traffic can this location drive in the long term. It certainly looks interesting and family passes aren't too expensive. If they provide a good enough experience, could drive repeat visits.

You know what I would love? Something similar to The Void. https://www.thevoid.com

That's one of the better experiences I've ever had but our market wouldn't support it long term.
By lynchburgwildcats
#574593 SeaQuest has a notorious reputation for mistreating the animals and has a bad track record of keeping customers safe, so as much as I like the concept, I will not be going. Much like when I stopped going to the Natural Bridge Zoo and Safari Park once their animal mistreatment/abuse scandals started popping up a few years ago. I have less than zero use for people who can't treat animals with respect.
https://www.thedenverchannel.com/news/f ... estigation
https://wsvn.com/news/investigations/an ... -in-court/
https://www.bizjournals.com/twincities/ ... t-but.html
By thepostman
#574614 You needed a report to make you realize the animals at that joke of a zoo were mistreated? I went once over 10 years ago and it was the most depressing place. I couldn't believe it was allowed to operate. I'm sure it's on gotten worse.