Blog Break interruption, sorry, The Sioux Empire Fairgrounds.

Usually when I hear rumors, I like to ask; Are these rumors or truth? Or I don’t say anything at all. But tonight, I am only asking questions, and wonder if anyone in the SF MSM is going to ask the same questions? Here they are . . . (based on reliable sources)

• What ever happened to the appraisal of the SE Fairgrounds?

• What ever happened to the legal assessment if they could be sold or not?

• Is it fair for the same company that wants to buy the quarry rich fairgrounds (Sweetman?) to be giving the appraisal on the land?

• Is it true that a certain county commissioner who happens to be a lawyer is representing the same firm that wants to buy the fairgrounds? Is that a gigantic conflict of interest?

It seems some questions need to be asked and answered. Personally I don’t have a problem with the fairgrounds being bought, as long as the buyer built a modern facility at another location and gave a commission on the quarry sales.

We will see how this pans out, DaCola isn’t the only one that got a hot tip on this, keep you eyes open.


#1 l3wis on 05.02.10 at 6:27 pm

We could kill several birds with one stone on this project. We could get Sweetman to pay partially for a county/city partnership to build a new fairgrounds and EC. Then we could use quarry dividends to subsidize the facilities.

#2 CCFlyer on 05.02.10 at 8:38 pm

Does this call for a new Events Center Cartoon? 😀


#3 Costner on 05.04.10 at 8:24 am

I’ve been saying for two years now that the new Events Center should be built as a joint venture between city and county so they could integrate new and improved fairgrounds as part of it. It doesn’t make any sense to have two new facilities each of which will sit empty far more days than each would be in use.

I’d love to see new fairgrounds built around a new EC because it would just be so much more useful throughout the year. The way it sits now, the only thing that ever happens at the fairgrounds besides the fair itself is crime (murder, ATM theft, embezzlement, drug sales), or a Billion Fairground car sale. Whoopie.

#4 CCFlyer on 05.04.10 at 2:51 pm

As much as it would be a cool idea to have it at the Fairgrounds, it wont economically benefit the city nearly as much as having the Events Center Downtown.

#5 l3wis on 05.04.10 at 3:50 pm

I don’t think that is what Costner meant. I think he meant just having the facilities in one location. That could mean anywhere.

#6 CCFlyer on 05.05.10 at 11:47 am

Oh! Okay, gotchya.

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