Never let a crisis go to waste

The building that burned down on a Friday in April was not particularly important, despite the gnashing of teeth over its demise.

It might, actually should, end up as an opportunity. Let’s see what River Oaks, whose principal is Jerry Rubin, can do with this spot now. If it sits there for a couple of years, a rotten tooth in Downtown, that will be a travesty.

But aside from the cost to the community of the response, the lingering smell, the poor visual ad for Downtown within site of the Camino Real and the Plaza Theatre, this is not a long-term loss. Sure, John Wesley Hardin had an office there. Whatever. (read more)

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