I don't get the wounded feelings over the downtown hotel project expressed by Allen Johnson here and, again, in this morning's print paper.
Sure, some people hated the idea because this is Greensboro and they hate everything, and others mistook the bond strategy for public funding.
But the heart of the matter has always been that the owners of a big event space need a hotel to make their property work, and there was no serious indication that GSO could come close to supporting a big new hotel, and so the property owners couldn't raise the money even with a huge recovery-bond assist.
I'd love to see a successful new downtown hotel, and I have no problem with the local daily applauding bold ventures.
But I can do simple arithmetic, and this project has never come close to adding up. Numbers ain't "snide comments," and the big paper should know the difference.