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Artvoice Weekly Edition » Issue v11n48 (11/29/2012) » Section: Letters to Artvoice

A Plan for Stadiums, Retail, Museums, and Everything Else

The idea for a stadium for the Buffalo Bills along the Buffalo waterfront sounds nice in some ways. However, there is no need for a new convention center, as the current Buffalo Convention Center has just been renovated and the Niagara Falls Conference Center opened not long ago to replace its predecessor. As for retail, Buffalo, just like Rochester and Syracuse and other Upstate cities, already has a glut of empty downtown retail and office space. Also, millions were spent to build Ralph Wilson Stadium 40 years ago and millions more spent to renovate it in the late 1990s. Therefore, if there should be another new stadium, not one dollar for it should come from taxpayers.

He's Taking This Well, Isn't He?

With the recent elections having now passed, and in response to the recent “Now What?” essay by Michael Niman, let me first engage in a few thoughts.

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