A downtown landmark took one step closer to new life Tuesday, though it still has a long way to go.
A city board declared the Kiel Opera House blighted, a key in making it eligible for redevelopment incentives that could eventually bring shows and concerts back to the grand but long-empty hall on Market Street.
Remember, citizens, the Blues organization was supposed to rehab this venue as part of the agreement when the city built them a new arena in 1995.
You think the local government will learn a lesson about public/private partnerships and how they are the “mark” in these deals? Who cares, so long as the elected officials and unelected commission or committee members get to sit in the boxes.