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Old 12-28-2011, 09:51 PM
 
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For instance, probably the best mexican restaurant in the area moved there from a Forest location to downtown. One year later they moved back to Forest.
...what I heard is that an investor wanted to but the old Erricson land an put in arcade and other young adult atractions. Now LU owns it intead. It is hard to say where Lynchburg goes. But my guess is it will be slow.

Whole Foods tried to get into Lynchburg out on 221 by Perrowville but was boxed out by a local developer.
Just wanted to add a bit to your comments above. The Mexican restaurant at 12th and Main seems to be doing just fine and has been since it opened. Not much truth to the investor/arcade thing. Hobby Lobby bought the property and gave it to Liberty; had an investor wanted it, the city would have worked hard to make it happen (but I'd also guess that an arcade would hardly pay the dividends that LU has generated through their millions of dollars of investment on that property). Whole Foods did not look at the site in Forest. If they do look for a site in Lynchburg, it probably won't be in such an inconvenient area. Forest is growing, but the demographics wouldn't be nearly as enticing as they would be on the city end of 221 or in the Graves Mill area.
Lastly, from the looks of it, the loft projects seem to be doing well- and a few more ore being started in the 1300 block of Main St.
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Old 11-23-2012, 11:12 AM
 
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Wow, I would have to say this makes me think twice about moving to Lynchburg over Roanoke, which is a decision I have been pondering. I live now in the Western North Carolina mountains, and have been saddened by the religious insularity and prejudices against other views. I have never before had a hard time making friends, but after two plus years my husband and I are clearly still on the outside.
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Old 11-23-2012, 12:59 PM
 
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Lynchburg has a better and more dynamic economic base that Roanoke. We are not religious and have no problems in that regard. Neither do most educated people.
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Old 11-26-2012, 11:18 AM
 
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Wow, I would have to say this makes me think twice about moving to Lynchburg over Roanoke, which is a decision I have been pondering. I live now in the Western North Carolina mountains, and have been saddened by the religious insularity and prejudices against other views. I have never before had a hard time making friends, but after two plus years my husband and I are clearly still on the outside.
Lynchburg and Roanoke are more similar than not in regards to "religiosity." You would find that Lynchburg is very different than the mountains of WNC. If you make decisions based on what you read on a forum... Anyway, maybe you should move to a place that you already have friends or family in.
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Old 11-29-2012, 01:44 PM
 
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In reading your post, it seems the southeast really isn't for you. There are plenty of other places to live in the U.S. where you would feel more comfortable. Possibly in northern Virginia or even Richmond area...
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Old 11-30-2012, 10:05 AM
 
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No- he is just not tainted by bad experiences that a few seem to center their lives around. I have only noticed three or four folks who seem to have an axe to grind.
sregorat3, my old sparring partner,you always say that when folks point out that Lynchburg is not their cup of tea.....................
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Old 12-01-2012, 01:13 PM
 
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sregorat3, my old sparring partner,you always say that when folks point out that Lynchburg is not their cup of tea.....................
I had to look back to see how long ago I posted that! It's OK if Lynchburg isn't your cup of tea. When I use the phrase "axe to grind," I'm referring to the endless bashing and over-the-top negative comments a few have made in the past. It almost seems as though a few people think they can do actual damage to the area by pointing out negatives, adding a few negative twists to them, and then posting them on a forum.
I haven't seen you posting much lately; have you been away?
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:23 PM
 
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I haven't seen you posting much lately; have you been away?
Well, I was off overseas two weeks ago....but except for that I have been here.
It might be hard to belive, but I have other things to do
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Old 12-02-2012, 04:36 PM
 
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Well, I was off overseas two weeks ago....but except for that I have been here.
It might be hard to belive, but I have other things to do
Hope things are going well for you. Never did get that chance to get together- ever go to the White Hart?
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Old 12-02-2012, 07:10 PM
 
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Never did get that chance to get together- ever go to the White Hart?
It has been a while, but I drive past it a few times a week after working out at the Downtown Y.
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