foremost where such a facility would go if it were approved by the voters:
downtown or the Greensboro Coliseum Complex?
Taxpayer money for dowtown in the News & Record's back parking lot,
and for the Greensboro Partnership and DGI,
or at the Coliseum Complex for the hotels and restaurants on High Point Road?
...This legal tempest lays bare continuing tensions
between those who want the arts center downtown
and those who prefer it at the coliseum.
What do many of "those who want" have to gain
like the News & Record's angle to sell thier parking lot
which they keep forgeting to mention?
From where we sit, the ideal choice is clear:
a downtown facility stands a greater chance of creating positive economic ripples
by increasing pedestrian traffic and stimulating business
for center-city shops and restaurants.
And a nice fat profit
for the News & Record, Roy Carroll and Randall Kaplan etc...
all provided by everyone else's higher tax bills?
...the arts center effort, which was a tall order to begin with,
won’t move ahead until both the legal question
and the preferred address of the performing arts center are resolved.
Then, somehow, in a town that has elevated civic squabbling to an art form,
can we please agree on a common goal?"
GN&R's Conflicted Editorial Board