Van Wezel losing out to new center, regulate guns like cars

Van Wezel losing out to new center, regulate guns like cars

Van Wezel losing out to new center, regulate guns like cars

Public may lose out in Van Wezel deal

Going forward, we should focus on what offers the most and the most attractive performances on Sarasota stages.

The Van Wezel Foundation purportedly “would prevent the existing Van Wezel hall from competing with the new performing arts center for concerts…”

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To my mind, this is a self-serving demand by the Van Wezel Foundation and the ultimate loser might very well be the Sarasota public. Am I cynical when I conclude that its members care principally for the new center and will let a mainstay of culture over decades here simply fade away?

I agree, too, that cost overruns on the pricey new center in Bay Park are more than likely, as Georgia Court suggests in her guest column (“Sarasota shouldn’t turn its back on Van Wezel legacy,” June 7).

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