Friday, September 28, 2007

Koehler Landmark

I've pretty much held off saying anything about this Koehler site development stuff because I have a friend that's involved with it. The the letter to the editor that appeared in today's Erie-Times regarding it was kind of amusing. I guess the thing that gets me is the bemoaning of that fact that an "Erie landmark" was destroyed. If old, crumbling, deserted buildings pass for landmarks in this town (and remember the developers reportedly tried to save the building until is was found to be structureally unsound), well let's just say, we are desparetely in need of some re-development. Does anyone realize that the Niagra has been rebuilt like three times and that the current version doesn't contain any of the original materials. Yeah, it's kind of cool to be nostalgic, but stuff gets old and broken down, and sometimes we need to move on.

Speaking of which, the Yankees 20-year-old pitcher Philip Hughes threw six strong innings last night, albiet against the Tampa Bay Devil Rays. Torre has already announced that Wang and Pettite will start the first two games of the playoffs, and Clemens, assuming he's healthy will likely go the third game. The fourth game will then likely fall to either Hughes or Mussina, who starts tonight. Should be fun.



DrD said...

You just can't help but write about the Yankees, can you? I guess beer and baseball go together.

I agree with you about the "landmark" stuff. The old Koehler Brewery was not worth saving.


Ralph said...

Speaking of baseball and landmarks, I was reading recently that in the 1960s when the Red Sox attendance was well below 1 million for six years in a row, there was talk of moving out of Fenway Park because it had become outdated. Then 1967, "Impossible Dream" season happened, when the Red Sox went from ninth to first and lost in the World Series. Red Sox attendance more than doubled that year to 1.7 million, and has never dipped below 1.4 million since. They now draw close to 3 million in that oudated bandbox. So, there is something to be said for nostalgia in some places I guess...

DrD said...

Nice story. I understand the magic of nostalgia, but the Koehler Brewery was literally falling apart.