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Rachel's Rumors: Central Landing's big reveal

Posted: June 21, 2014 - 4:47pm

The traffic on thecabin.net went through the roof on Friday when our business reporter, Michelle Corbet, posted a list of stores coming to the soon-to-be-built (hopefully) Central Landing. Check out her story to see the whole list (and square-footages, to boot), but I thought I’d pick out a few special ones.

When Central Landing first became a public topic of conversation, I asked you all to name what stores you would like to see there. And oh, the response I got. I thought I would name for you a few of the ones that you wished for that are actually on the list. Here they are: Dillard’s, Claire’s, Lane Bryant and Ann Taylor. Also, you wished for a Barnes and Noble, but you’re getting a Books-A-Million. I hope that brings you some measure of joy. Gymboree was mentioned by name and is not on the list, but several other children’s stores are.

Also, on the food side of things, we’re getting a Genghis Grill and a Five Guys, which are both really good. Usually I’d be writing paragraphs about those, but Michelle kind of stole my thunder.

All joking aside, here’s the most interesting part. Rumor has it the area on the map marked “bowling alley” will be an entertainment venue with a restaurant, games, etc., all revolving around bowling. It is rumored to be a concept similar to Dave and Buster’s, but the dark, shadowy figures tell me this one will be part of the Brunswick National chain.

If this rumor pans out, it will actually be another one of those long-time-coming things. Several years ago someone set out to build something like this, and then the project just went quiet. I have to assume that this kind of a place would be a popular destination for nights out with friends, special occasions and other friendly gatherings.

 

Pizza place coming to Salem Road

It looks like Domino’s Pizza is getting close to starting on that new location I told you about at 710 South Salem Road. If that address doesn’t ring a bell, think Salem Road and Dave Ward Drive. Just north of the gas station at that intersection is a shopping center called Saddletop. That’s the neighborhood I’m talking about. I might be just a little excited about it because it will be one of the closest pizza places to where I live, and I really like Domino’s.

 

What’s up?

I haven’t gotten many emails from my readers lately. It could be because it’s the doldrums of summer and there’s not much going on. But if you have rumors, tidbits, sneaking suspicions or questions, go ahead and email me (or call).

(Staff writer Rachel Parker Dickerson can be reached by email at rachel.dickerson@thecabin.net or by phone at 505-1236.)

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redracer3368
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redracer3368 06/23/14 - 08:39 am
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How Much?

How much will this cost the taxpayers of Conway? We can't fix our own roads as this was dedicated the last time through extension of the existing sales tax, so how are they going to re dedicate it for this when it has already been done and why would anyone sell a property for so little and then spend 3 times that amount on infrastructure? Let the developer spend that money. My thinking is the mayor wasted the 6 million for airplane hangers on something else and needs to sell the old airport land to cover his butt! There are no hangers at the new airport? What did he spend the 6 million dollars on? Someone please check and see before we get roped into something we can 't afford or pay for!

odoketa
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odoketa 06/23/14 - 10:24 am
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I think that ship has sailed

I'm as curious as the rest of you why the cost of roads wasn't built in to the purchase price - my expectation is that future tax revenue was projected to pay for current projects - which I'm fine with. If you didn't pay cash for your house, but took out a mortgage, you can't really say anything about the concept (the execution, on the other hand, I think is up for some criticism). I think the city hasn't been as transparent as it could have been, and unfortunately it often feels like that's because they don't plan ahead. Regardless, at this point I think we're too far along on this project, which will bring something we all want to the city, to back out. It would be nice if the city communicated better (or planned better, whichever it is), but this is too good an opportunity to skip.

Elmer Fudd
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Elmer Fudd 06/23/14 - 11:19 am
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redracer

If you follow this forum you will see that I have been very outspoken about these two projects and the so called western loop. The Mayor's office and the rubber stamping City Council have over extended themselves. As in Washington these folks live in a fantasy world. This airport is for sure going be a huge drain on the City's finances for years. As for the hangars you will find out issues exist as it relates to the so private called corporate hangars. As for Central Landing any 13 year old could have come out with a better deal. Anyway that is my take.

Igor Rabinowitz
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Igor Rabinowitz 06/23/14 - 11:25 am
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Central casting called

Said they needed some status-quo grousers to show up, complain, fail to point out that they got theirs so they don't care about those who come behind them.

The city, our city, is in a position to have a major up-tick in revenues, and in turn all the things who come with that. It's going to cost money, most improvements do. Saying "What's good enough for 1970 is good enough for today" (while lobbing in some smears and personal attacks) is the act of someone driving by the rear-view mirror.

Elmer Fudd
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Elmer Fudd 06/23/14 - 12:24 pm
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Igor

progress is good but a plan to pay for it is even better.

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