Share This Page

Wilson Center stupidity II

| Thursday, July 31, 2014, 8:55 p.m.

Regarding the August Wilson Center for African American Culture: I cannot see how throwing more taxpayer money behind an already failed and bankrupt venture serves any public interest. Build a hotel, make it profitable, return the center back to being a taxpaying entity.

How do Pittsburgh's mayor and Allegheny County's chief executive not support that? As our trustees to manage the finances of this city and county, they should accept the revenue that a hotel can bring. The center has brought zero dollars in revenue to anyone, at least anyone who has paid into it.

I'm sure all that money and funding went somewhere! Anyone get audited or un-audited? Yet, we continue to waste time and money on a failed, bankrupt venture. Why do the general bankruptcy laws not apply to the center?

I am the owner of a restaurant and jazz club across the street from that immensely huge failure, and I placed my financial future and hopes on something as beautiful as the center, but it just did not work! Like a bad relationship, let it go. Move on.

Build a hotel, allow the 900 block of Liberty Avenue time to heal and grow in a positive direction.

E.P. Kazas

Carnegie

TribLIVE commenting policy

You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.

We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.

While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.

We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments either by the same reader or different readers

We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.

We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.

We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.

We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.