I didn’t live in Sacramento when the second Arco Arena opened, It had to be the second coming of christ. The Golden 1 Center opens in two weeks with Sir Paul McCartney. (Millennials are looking him up on their smart phones ,Who? ) There is so much antipation, so much hope for a building that some believe will put Sactown on the map. Silly me, I thought we were. The spot where Sacramento is usually has a star in the center.
Every new business downtown, every resturant is attributed to the half billion dollar arena. I wonder if Atlanta, Dallas or Charlotte went Lady Gaga over their Arenas? Is Sactown a larger Mayberry with one way streets? Will there be an official ribbon cutting with a giant pair of scissors when it opens?
I’m concerned about Macy’s, the only store in Mayberry. The company plans to close 100 stores nationwide. Macy’s is directly across the street from the new building that cures acne. Closing it would be dissapointing. Those of us who live downtown will be forced to drive to Arden Fair, SHOCK! HORROR! Should Macy’s close our city leaders would convert it to a WinCo Foods with a nail shop.
There is a lot riding on the Golden 1 Center, that massive new building without parking.