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Old 06-11-2017, 05:30 PM
 
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The actual hardscape and center construction is little more than a single summer from start to finish so extending this out to 24 months when there is only at most 6 months of actual constructions hints at something other than the building process. I really think the only other issue might the permitting process but usually that is all dealt with before we even get to this stage.
Look no further than Barboursville and the Tanyard Station development to see all the issues with permitting and how long it takes for these projects to even break ground. Tanyard Station was announced in early summer 2015 and still hasn't officially broken ground (or officially announced a single tenant) so we are now two years and counting. It has been very frustrating and this developer (Interstate Realty) does not like to give any updates; I actually think they have done a much better job updating the Little Creek Village development compared to the development in Barboursville and those in Morgantown so consider yourselves lucky in that regard. Heck, we still do not even know if the traffic study has been approved for Tanyard Station. Bottom line, opening of Little Creek Village even in 2019 may be a fantasy, as painful as it is to say.
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Old 09-26-2017, 05:42 PM
 
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Charleston Gazette-Mail | Pulitzer Prize-winning West Virginia news | Developer cancels plans for Corridor G shopping center

This sucks!
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Old 09-26-2017, 05:57 PM
 
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there seem to be a few spaces left in Southridge and wonder why they wouldn't try to finish developing it first.
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Old 09-27-2017, 05:49 AM
 
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I was never a big fan of the location for this proposed shopping center. It just didn't seem right from the initial discussions.

The Gander Mountain building could be a good spot for redevelopment. The space could be divided up to house a couple of tenants.
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Old 09-27-2017, 06:56 AM
 
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This sucks but it is no surprise. We are probably decades away from any significant development of retail or any other nature. Population loss, job loss income loss and no room to grow for business or housing are all huge negatives for Charleston. Charleston does not have a plan for growth which even Huntington has and we don't have dynamic leadership which in times of crisis you really need to have to help make it through. I do understand that one tenant may be looking to move to the Gander Mountain location. But that retailer is not in the best financial standing either. My only hope is the mayor from SC who seems to be the only politician in the valley that wants to make something happen. As for the rest of the Kanawha Valley these folks are pretty much awol in a time when the need for some vision and leadership is most crucial.
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Old 09-27-2017, 08:17 AM
 
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Default Little Creek Project Scrapped

Given retail's struggles nationwide, is this development surprising? What effect will this have on the future of the CTC?

Charleston Gazette-Mail | Pulitzer Prize-winning West Virginia news | Developer cancels plans for Corridor G shopping center
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Old 09-27-2017, 08:40 AM
 
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Macy's contract goes through 2019. If they don't come up with a plan to make the mall more inviting and shoppable by then I'd say it's done. Personally my visits there are rare and the last two were slightly uncomfortable. Hopefully if it closes some of the retail will pop up somewhere else far from the bus station and downtown. This most likely will be outside of city limits which is bad for Charleston but I'm not sure the folks running the city or the mall seem to care. There's certainly no sense of urgency to try do anything about saving it. Charleston has changed so much along with the changes to the retail climate I'm starting to believe it's a forgone conclusion that the mall isn't viable much longer and the powers that are in control have accepted this.
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Old 09-27-2017, 01:01 PM
 
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there seem to be a few spaces left in Southridge and wonder why they wouldn't try to finish developing it first.
There is still plenty of space for development at Southridge. The thing that I find interesting is that this proposed project had tenants lined out. If those companies still wanted to establish a location here in the KV, they certainly could do that at the CTC, Southridge Center, Dudley Farms Plaza (only a couple spaces open), Trace Fork, Shops at Kanawha, etc...
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Old 09-27-2017, 03:30 PM
 
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Plans for shopping plaza canceled

According to this, Interstate Reality is looking to build somewhere else with the same tenants. My guess is that Mayor Mullins will try to get them off 64 across from Riveralk Plaza.
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Old 09-28-2017, 05:48 AM
 
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Plans for shopping plaza canceled

According to this, Interstate Reality is looking to build somewhere else with the same tenants. My guess is that Mayor Mullins will try to get them off 64 across from Riveralk Plaza.
The space beside the Ordinance Center where the FMC Peroxide plant was is a likely site for this to be tried.
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