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Abbotts Aerodrome Purchased By Cheshyr Pontchartrain

New World Notes had a big budget of news today, and I’d encourage you to go and read it all.  (That’s why I provide the link [grin].)  But the biggest story today is the announcement Ham discovered in the comments on Cubey Terra’s blog.  Another avatar, Cheshyr Pontchartrain, has purchased the leasehold and goodwill to Abbotts Aerodrome, the pioneering aeronautical store and airport begun by Cubey way back in the dim ages of the Grid.  This saves the business from the “cold hand of the Alterator” — or perhaps we should say the De-Rezzer — when Cubey chose to close Abbotts down, as was reported last week by Liv Leigh.

It’s good to know that this landmark of SL history will still be among us.  Hopefully Linden Lab will consider maintaining some of these as historical services to the community as time goes by, but the best route for such is probably still looking — or hoping — for an angel to come in with cold cash and purchase it, as Cheshyr has done here, or as Frank and Nanceee Sinatra did by purchasing the old Bogart’s club and placing it on one of their regions.  Any Lindens reading this, please consider beginning a program of the first option!  I’m sure a committee could be set up to advise on such matters, part Lindens and part Residents, to reach a reasoned decision on nominated builds for the Governor to keep in place.  Not all of the mainlands are wastelands, after all.

Abbotts Aerodrome to Close in September

I just discovered this while running the Tag Surfer through the WordPress.com blogs.  Liv Leigh reports on a thread in the general SL discussion forum that talks about Abbotts Aerodrome, one of the old timers of the Grid, closing on September 1.  Reasons are uncertain at the moment why this is happening, but all regret losing another of the great ole places of the early days of Second Life.

Liv’s article

Forum thread

Posted August 10, 2011 by Harper Ganesvoort in News

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