All posts tagged Centrepointe

Optimism is Not a Business Strategy

Why CentrePointe Will Failby Rob Morris A few months back, I openly wondered about the viability of the CentrePointe project, which thus far has only managed to crater an entire city block of historical buildings. Since our post (which came […]

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CentrePointe Intrigue: The Death of What?

by David SchankulaLast week, Dudley Webb announced the bad news -- the mystery financier behind that hole in the ground downtown is dead.Bad news, indeed. All of it

Substitute "financier" for "parrot"

PALIN:"He's resting......He's stunned...Pining for the fjords?"CLEESE:"He's not pining. He's passed on. This parrot is no more.He has ceased to be. He's expired. And gone to meet his maker.

Dead Financier intended to "reassure" CentrePointe skeptics?

A Herald Leader headline reads: "Developer insists CentrePointe will be built despite death of key financier."Beverly Fortune reported earlier today, "A key financial backer of the planned CentrePointe

Centrepointe Update From the Lexicon Project

[from the Lexicon Project]The Block Where Nothing HappenedSince we first crafted this idea two weeks ago some people have voiced their wish to not only write about why

WRITE A LETTER TO MAYOR NEWBERRY ABOUT THE BLOCK WHERE NOTHING HAPPENED

Tell him how wrong he is – Deadline: April 5, 2009.“I've lived in Lexington for 35 years. Nothing of consequence ever happened on that block.” --Lexington’s Mayor Jim

CentrePointe: An ugly welcome to Lexington in 2010? Marriott Dropping Out?

- David SchankulaTwo weeks ago, we sent Mayor Newberry and the Webb Companies a short email outlining a few, very basic questions about CentrePointe. We were curious

Mayor Newberry Responds, Says Nothing; Defers to those in charge of Lexington

[from Joe Sonka, David Schankula and Willie Davis]Dear Mayor Newberry, Mr. Webb, and that other Mr. Webb:Two weeks ago, we sent you a brief letter asking a few

A Few Simple Questions - Ace - Sonka - 2009

A Few Very Simple CentrePointe Questions for Mayor Newberry

View PDF of page 5 print edition This letter was sent to Mayor Newberry (and the Webbs) late on Sunday evening. Answers are, presumably, forthcoming... Dear Mayor Newberry, In January, at

Collapse of CentrePointe’s Marriott & Foreign Financing?

Business Lexington recently ran an interview-cum-press release with Webb Company's chieftan Woodford Webb. (Webb is the new chair of Commerce Lexington.)Here's a hard-hitting excerpt:BL:What is the status of



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