This was a fiasco from the very start. The previous devious mayor had a vested interest and slip slid it thru.. Pipe dreams and air. There was no serious due diligence in the planning .. We are almost a peninsula.. connected by bridges, surrounded by waterways. We aren't "just off I95" We are 2 hours away.. There are direct flights from only a few cities.
We don't draw. Myrtle Beach wasn't successful either in coming up with a convention center that PAID FOR ITSELF as we were promised.
Never mind future predictions re economy. this is about location, location, location. They don't come if it isn't convenient and satisfy a wide range of needs. What to do if it isn't beach season? Downtown is a mess.. It was almost pretty good in the late '90s and early 00s. But the greedy building owners couldn't wait for any buildup of traffic.. Nope, bring in the niteclubs, drugs and damage.
too bad.. Wilmington deserves better.
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