at least we are both thinking outside the box. You came up with a couple of thoughts which I had not.
Bottom line to me, Get a qualified consultant which will for a fee, review fiscal performance and identify types of events which can be held in the white elephant.
You hit on one. Convert it to a school, How about CCFC; nearby and needs room to grow. Maybe they can expand their culinary program to include event planning.
They get a nice barely used facility which they could convert to their needs for a lot less than they would spend on new construction.
The city might get some type of tax credit.
Maybe they could name it the Saffo Center for the Culinary Arts.
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