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Is the Richmond Terminal Warehouse to be demolished?

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12 comments

ray 03/23/2018 at 11:52 AM

Couple of things:

1) Seems everything other wharehouse in the city has been preserved, so what’s so bad about this one that it can’t?

2) Why is the City even paying for Stone to have a restaurant? We built them the brewing facility, Stone’s is a big corporation that has plenty of money, so why can’t they pay for it themselves?

Just wondering.

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Dana Bagby
Dana Bagby 03/23/2018 at 12:20 PM

I love how the terminal is called an eyesore, as if Stone’s hi-gloss cement facade is wonderful-looking. Two eyesores: a theme emerges.

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Jamaal Mayes
Jamaal Mayes 03/23/2018 at 11:47 PM

You are right, Stones building is ugly

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Chris 03/23/2018 at 5:50 PM

Looks like a building from Full Metal Jacket.

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MJR 03/23/2018 at 10:14 PM

Agree with Ray. Everything about this Stone Brewing deal continues to reek of corporate welfare.

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Dave Seibert 03/24/2018 at 10:36 AM

I hope they build back something similar.

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B_Brodie 03/24/2018 at 11:10 AM

an inconvenient truth: it costs money to preserve historical artifacts. why did this company even get this sweetheart deal? they just don’t want to keep with their end of the deal.

privatize the profits, socialize the losses.

same thing going on with the westhampton school, bon secours wants to knock it down because it costs money to preserve historical artifacts and they don’t want to spend the money.

they’d rather throw up (pun intended) some brutalist uglified st mary’s-esque cement and brick tower on that site and erase the school completely.

and, mayor stoney + city council will probably let them

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CQ 03/25/2018 at 4:45 PM

Why would you plan all the way to the last light fixture when you have not determine that the columns are structurally sound? Did it take you 4 years to find out the columns need reinforcement, yet you already spend money on “the last chair”? Seems not right.

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G_Smith 03/25/2018 at 4:53 PM

The building has been abandoned for a very long time,it is an eyesore, has no architectural features worth preserving. Sorry, sometimes you have to take out the old and bring in new. BTW, Stone got a deal yes, but they also have improved a bad section of town, and yes I can say that because I have lived up the hill from there for over 15 years. Has the CHA ever suggested anything to improve the area down there? No, they haven’t. Let these people at least make use of the area and generate taxes for the city, at least sales taxes, right? Bunch of crybabies! And I agree, not like the Stone brewery concrete walls are beautiful, but did you want them to build a Victorian mansion to brew beer in? It’s a brewery, full of machinery. Get a life.

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Alix B. 03/25/2018 at 8:47 PM

This isn’t really a mystery. It’s been reported by numerous publications that there are structural deficiencies and the building will be demolished. It has also been reported in multiple places that the city pays $8 million, which it gets back in rent from Stone, over the years. Stone pays anything past $8million for new building — which will be 12,000 square feet ( more than half the size of current warehouse).

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Gustavo 03/27/2018 at 11:39 AM

@Alix Actually it is not a certainty that the building will be demolished. In fact, there is a hearing to discuss this very point. But thanks for the feedback.

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Nikki Daniels
Nikki Daniels 03/27/2018 at 2:53 AM

I think its sad first we can’t fish down there no more now they wanna tear down some history wth

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