Downtown Norfolk Consultant

20 01 2009
According to a consultant hired to look at Downtown, Norfolk is in a prime spot to benefit from expanded retail that may come near the end of our current economic climate. They said that Norfolk has many things going for them right now including a good “mix of restaurants, old buildings, cultural amenities, waterfront location, growing residential population, upscale mall and – in 2010 – a new light-rail system.” (V-P). Also, according to the same story, these new retail out lets would be unique, independent stores, unlike the large chain stores at malls and places like Town Center.
This is great news. Not only for Norfolk but for the area. An increase in independent shops such as these may pull in more residents from Virginia Beach and Chesapeake that may utilize the future LRT to move around downtown.
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