From: James Abbott
Columbus has been searching for several years now for an idea location for a convention area to withstand a large enough hall for 350 to 500 people and have enough parking.
Since the old Kroger area seems to be an ideal location with plenty of parking, I propose the city look into purchasing the property.
The location would be centrally located and has plenty of parking and easy access from all locations — for example, from the west and northwest, National Road; north and south from Central Avenue; and east from State Roads 46, 9 and 7.
There’s banking, restaurants, drug stores, service stations, malls, churches, recreation areas all within a short distance to the proposed city convention hall, and including different specific shops, beauty salons, etc.
The income from rental of the hall would soon pay for this fine location, like the old Bakalar Air Base. Businesses would continue to grow, as well as the population of Bartholomew County.
If Columbus is ever going to survive, now is the time to act and bring more revenue to the city.