New details about what is likely to replace the Main Street Arena and Escafe restaurant at the western end of the Downtown Mall have been revealed.
 
In a news release Thursday, media representatives for the company planning to redevelop that end of the mall released information about the so-called Charlottesville Technology Center, a new multi-use office building that will be located on a 0.9-acre parcel next to the Omni Charlottesville Hotel.
 
Although some residents are lamenting the potential loss of the downtown ice rink, as well as a music venue and its neighboring restaurant, a few local investors, innovators and entrepreneurs are not.