Let’s ‘BANK’ on it! (Reader Submission)

The partners in The Banks project rejected by the city of Sioux Falls:

Robert “Bob” Thimjon – Regency Management (Ramkota)

Bill Baker – 1st National Bank of Sioux Falls

Michael Bender – Bender Company


#1 Banks project on 05.19.19 at 9:27 am

The Argus editorial headline says it all:

Editorial: Downtown project failures test leadership https://www.argusleader.com/story/opinion/editorials/2019/05/16/editorial-downtown-project-failures-test-leadership-village-river-sioux-falls/3697866002/

There is no leadership in city hall just people pretending to be leaders by having their insider friends lead them by their noses to one scam after another. Enough leadership to put us in a barrel for a ride over the falls of the big sioux during a flood?


#2 "Very Stable Genius" on 05.19.19 at 1:09 pm

Let’s hear it for bunker ramps!

#3 King Archie on 05.19.19 at 2:58 pm

Being in a barrel during a flood, while going over the Sioux’s cascades, would not be that bad, because the fall would be shorter. It would, however, be the ramming into rock formations that could be dissembling.

#4 Banks project on 05.19.19 at 6:05 pm

but your many peices could end up on the new viewing platform

#5 scott on 05.19.19 at 9:35 pm

the argus still manages to get a dig in at stehley and starr.

#6 Baghdad Bob on 05.20.19 at 12:48 am

A pending war with Iraq could make a bunker ramp handy……#MobsterCement(Dutch Mafia?)

#7 Wind Cancer Survivor on 05.20.19 at 9:42 am

I saw Bender’s right-hand man meeting with one of the rookie council members last week. Seems the backroom dealing is already underway.

#8 l3wis on 05.20.19 at 10:15 am

Not to defend Bender or any developer for that matter, but various developers meet with councilors on regular basis individually to talk about various projects. They also could have been filling them in on what happened with the ‘Banks’ project.

Let me guess, it was Curt Soehl? Instead of developers he needs to be meeting with his peeps in Pettigrew Heights about the crime issues.

#9 anonymous on 05.20.19 at 6:44 pm

Curt Soehl has proven to be a disappointment to the Central District.

#10 anonymous on 05.20.19 at 6:55 pm

From yesterday’s AL editoral:

When companies partner with public entities, with all the benefits that entails, they enter an agreement with taxpayers and lose some of their right to secrecy.

Time to step up to the plate, Mayor Tenhaken.

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