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Posted: 9/7/2004 12:33:26 PM EST
My company is transfering me from NOVA down to Richmond to oversee Loss Prevention at our properties in the area. I'll be starting out at our latest project in Shokoe Bottom, The Riverlofts. Anybody know the area, what can you tell me? Night life, resteraunts...
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 3:09:36 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 3:16:21 PM EST
Good move hopefully.

You will only be 1.5 hour drive from here.

Good luck.

Danny
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 3:37:26 PM EST

Originally Posted By BBossman:
My company is transfering me from NOVA down to Richmond to oversee Loss Prevention at our properties in the area. I'll be starting out at our latest project in Shokoe Bottom, The Riverlofts. Anybody know the area, what can you tell me? Night life, resteraunts...




Shockoe Bottom....hmmm....I think they are flooded and most buildings are at least temporarily comdemned. I'd suggest your firm get flood insurance for their building.

But, the Bottom is a great place to live and to play. But the City of Richmond has some shady areas. Keep on the lookout.

I'd live in Chesterfield if I were you.
Link Posted: 9/7/2004 5:03:24 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/7/2004 5:04:10 PM EST by DriftPunch]
If these are where I think they are, they are not in the bottom proper, but up main a bit, perhaps 50 feet above the high water mark. (Richmond has more hills than one would think)

The night life is excellent if you are in your low 20s. A bit juvinile if you are older.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 12:25:46 AM EST

Originally Posted By DriftPunch:
The night life is excellent if you are in your low 20s. A bit juvinile if you are older.


And dangerous if you are careless.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 12:33:17 AM EST
Avoid any area with the word court after it. Also if you see RRHA signs on buildings run away very fast, you are in a bad area. Well maybe you should walk briskly running might excite them.

3rd street diner is the only restaurant right in the city I've eaten at. Cheap, always open, and usually a slew of hot biker sluts as waitresses.

Oh and if you stay in Shockoe Bottom keep a rubber raft and a life jacket on you at all times.
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 4:32:43 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/8/2004 4:37:10 AM EST by BBossman]

Originally Posted By DriftPunch:
If these are where I think they are, they are not in the bottom proper, but up main a bit, perhaps 50 feet above the high water mark. (Richmond has more hills than one would think)

The night life is excellent if you are in your low 20s. A bit juvinile if you are older.



DriftPunch, you are correct. The buildings are well above where the flood took place. They did sustain some minor water damage from the amount of water dumped on them during the storm though.

These are the old tobacco factories along the waterfront area. American Cigar, Carolina Tobacco and such. Two of the buildings have been renovated into loft apartments, two more are under renovation, with two more just aquired and the option on another two. This is a long term project for my company. As far as living in the area, one of the requirements/advantages/disadvantages of my position is I have to live on one of the properties, but it's free

Currently I supervise Loss Prevention for 128 buildings in the NOVA area, just south of Alexandria. This transfer to the new property will definitely be a step up in clientel, but all my Spanglish lessons will go to waste. The company is dumping my current properties for $150M to finish a renovation project in Brooklyn, NY.

As far as juvenile nightlife, I'm 42, been divorced for 18 years, and my policy is 18-80, cripple, blind or crazy, if they can't walk, I'll drag 'em.

Anybody know if I have to transfer my CCW when I move, or do I just wait until it expires?
Link Posted: 9/8/2004 4:18:59 PM EST
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 2:24:46 AM EST
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 8:16:27 AM EST
Thanks guys, pumped about the new assignment, see you guys in about 45 days.
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 9:36:19 AM EST
[Last Edit: 9/9/2004 9:36:37 AM EST by jaqattack02]

Originally Posted By RobertM:

Originally Posted By Templar:
You just have to wait until your permit expires, but as soon as you get your new address, change your drivers license and get your car registration done at the same time so that your ID's will be good to go for new purchases.


The Richmond area is a good place to live, by and large. Plenty of places near here ot shoot IDPA and Hi Power, and 3 Gun matches down in Oxford NC are only a couple of hours away.

I work at De Goff's, the gunshop in Mechanicsville (6 miles NE of Richmond), stop on by and ask for Tim and look around a bit.

Welcome to the area!



He looks like this



Wow, I've talked to you a few times and didn't even know it. Cool! I'll have to introduce myself next time. Are you the one that usually wears a hat and glasses, or the other one with the goatee?
Link Posted: 9/9/2004 2:17:35 PM EST
[Last Edit: 9/10/2004 4:14:05 AM EST by Templar]
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 3:16:34 AM EST
It was you I talked to a week or 2 ago actually. I had bought one of your British 30rd mags and it didn't fit in my AR. I came back and exchanged it for one of your USGI 20 rounders. You may not remember me, I'm about 6'0" with red hair.
Link Posted: 9/10/2004 4:15:18 AM EST
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