Mayor backs Carytown Place, fundraiser canceled

By Gene Petriello - bio | email
Posted by Shawn Maclauchlan

RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - After Mayor Dwight Jones throws in his support for more shopping near Carytown, a firm that was backing the project cancels a fundraiser for Jones.

The fundraiser was set to take place Tuesday night.

Carytown place is certainly a hot topic with plenty of debate on whether or not people want some big box stores to invade Carytown.

Mayor Dwight Jones is ready for an opportunity to secure more retail for the city.

But the Times-Dispatch reports Capital Results, a lobbying firm that is also in favor of Carytown development, canceled its fundraiser for the mayor.

The plan for Carytown Place calls to convert an old Verizon building on North Nansemond into a retail center with a fresh market grocery store.

City council originally was going to vote on the plan Tuesday night but that vote has been postponed until March 28 - and that's why, reports say, the lobbying firm canceled it's fundraiser with the mayor.

The mayor told the Times-Dispatch he agrees with the decision to hold off on the reception.

He also said his political activities are not connected to any decisions he makes about the city.

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