THE A A ADAMS BUILDING

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...which houses, among other things, Relative Theory Records, a downtown landmark. Behind it loom condos under construction. Behind everything in downtown Norfolk loom condos under construction. Cranes hover everywhere. It's like War of the Worlds conducted at a very slow pace. The sad part is, the invaders won't be wiped out by a deadly strain of Norfolk bacteria. They are a deadly strain of Norfolk bacteria. Instead of cramming more too-much-disposable-income folks in downtown, we should take a breath and try to assimilate what we have. There are already rumblings of impending class war between the nightclub crowd and the brilliant young professionals who moved into a loft on Granby Street so they could get a good night's sleep, for crying out loud!