Life’s changes often play to mixed reviews. Most of us embrace changes that result in positive outcomes.
The former Sheraton Hotel downtown has been vacant for more than two decades, and Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson has pledged to tear it down by June 30. Developers attempted to re-open the hotel and convert it to senior housing.
It is difficult to forget the image of President Ronald Reagan standing at Brandenburg Gate in West Germany near the end of the Cold War with the Soviet Union and saying, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall." The wall came down, and a new era began.
Plans and financing for demolishing the derelict Sheraton hotel in downtown Gary are firming up and city officials are now hopeful it can be done in the first six months of next year.
Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson was wise to include a "you are here" orientation in her State of the City address Thursday.
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