Saving the Cascade Saloon is a fine idea in theory. The building has a colorful past and a unique location.
But what's the end game? Is there any demand for a major fixer-upper in that location? Not saying there isn't, and the Momentum projects on Barnhardt St. suggest that there might be, just wondering about the viability of that particular intra-track geography.
And is it true that people would be less likely to walk past green space than a scary boarded-up building?
For that matter, why is downtown GSO's main street still bisected by train tracks in 2013, with traffic (those vehicles operated by people who don't know the oddly unmarked alt route that cuts under McGee) backing up on both sides when a freight train comes through?