notes on government, sports and popular culture
....So the city is planning to buy
the old Canada Dry site next to the coliseum.
If you'll remember, that piece of land was slated for a mixed-use development a few years ago. I was still working for Triad Business News at the time, and I was dogging Carl Essa, then the developer of the property, trying to get the scoop. Then one day I picked the up the N&R and saw the front-page story announcing the development. It was revealed a couple of days later that the land is owned by Susan Robinson, wife of N&R editor John Robinson. The paper took a little heat for that delayed disclosure, and they're careful to include it these days.
At any rate, it will be interesting to see what the city can do with the land that free market forces couldn't....