I looked at the website and there was a lsting of employees with job titles and email addresses.
I concur, the best route is likely going to be a conversion.
If the website is correct, it has a capacity of 1,500.
You mentioned school -- I think CCFC could put this building to great use. Expand their culinary course of study to include facility management. The cost of renovation would be far less than costs to construct new.
Is there a Wilmington Visitor Center? I don't know so I ask.
How about a museum focused on MJ? He could cover the costs from his petty cash.
The important point is to get this white elephant's appetite under control so the City tax payers are not being so badly abused by the expense. I agree with your estimate, $8 Million is probably a reasonable guesstimate.
This should be a no brainer. Someone, likely the City Finance Office should be able to state in easy to understand numbers:
Less Total Expenses, including debt service
Equals Net Operating Loss
But we'll never see something that simple, will we?
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