Originally Posted by Sea Ray
I hear what you're saying but why couldn't the Hofbrau House and aquarium be in Cincinnati? Someone mentioned earlier that our banks plan lacks a 12 mo a year draw. Well the aquarium would have been exactly that.
What are you going to do at the Banks on a Wednesday night in November? How about a Tuesday in July when the Reds are on the road?
Newport has the AMC theater (which is still a draw -- the only reliable draw in the building), the Aquarium, and a comedy club (Funnybone) that draws national touring acts.
What does the Banks have? They could've built a Bogarts-type place to bring in mid-range musical acts that otherwise end up in Kentucky at the Madison or in Oakley at the 20th Century. If they had been open for business 10 years ago (as planned), they might've been a candidate for the Apple store that went to Kenwood instead -- which brings in enormous foot traffic 7 days a week.
Zero retail, zero destination attractions outside of the two sports teams. What's bringing people down the other 274 days per year?