And the award for best commercial real estate project goes to

The commercial real estate market has slowed down over the last couple of years, but that didn’t stop hundred of professionals from gathering last night to celebrate the best new projects in the Richmond at the annual GRACRE awards.

Movieland: one-hit wonder or solid long-term business?

The developers of Movieland may be on to something. The theater opened on Friday to what looked like a huge crowd. When I drove by Friday at 6:45 p.m., the parking lot was packed.  (To see a video tour of the inside, click here ) That’s encouraging, but not surprising. Movieland spent heavily on advertising,… Read more »

Sneak Preview: Movieland

Movieland by Bow-Tie Cinemas, Richmond City’s first movie theater in 35 years, opened its doors to the press to showcase the 17-screen multiplex in advance of its opening Feb. 27.

Movieland starting to look like a real theater

Movieland at Boulevard Square, Richmond’s first new theater in 30 years, is nearing completion. n the past week, two large permanent signs have been erected along Boulevard and Leigh Street. The parking lot, with more than 800 spots, has recently been paved, and lighting has been installed. Workers were busy yesterday putting finishing touches on… Read more »

Coming soon: Movieland to open in Feb., hire 60

Richmond’s first new movie theater in more than three decades will open in February, if all goes according to plan. Movieland at Boulevard Square will start hiring after the holidays and will employ about 60 people, said co-owner Charley Moss. Last year, the company began renovating the old locomotive assembly plant, most recently occupied by… Read more »

Coming spring 09: Boulevard Movie Theater

A new movie theater on North Boulevard in Richmond will be showing flicks in early 2009, according to a mondo banner that went up this week. Bow Tie Partners, the NY-based developer, is calling the project Boulevard Square. The theater is slated to be called Movieland. It will be the only theater in the City… Read more »