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Old 07-12-2010, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Southeast Missouri
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Kiel Opera House name changed to Peabody Opera House | ksdk.com | St. Louis, MO

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Old 07-13-2010, 01:21 PM
 
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While I think it is neat to have an old building remodeled and everything, I have to ask, is this project really necessary? I mean, is there a real need that will now be met with the reopening of this place, a need that couldn't be serviced by The Fox or Powell Hall?
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Old 07-13-2010, 01:46 PM
 
Location: Clayton, MO
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^ Without question in my opinion.
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Old 07-13-2010, 03:25 PM
 
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How so?
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:03 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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I hate this whole thing of pay a gabillion dollars and get to put whatever name on a building, its Kiel, for crying out loud!
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:21 PM
 
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I hate this whole thing of pay a gabillion dollars and get to put whatever name on a building, its Kiel, for crying out loud!
I won't be suprised if this starts happening to Government buildings soon due to money.

Also I read an article thinking Peabody's actions might be a sign they are wanting to keep their HQ downtown since they are looking for some new office space.
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Old 07-13-2010, 08:57 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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I won't be suprised if this starts happening to Government buildings soon due to money.

Also I read an article thinking Peabody's actions might be a sign they are wanting to keep their HQ downtown since they are looking for some new office space.
Wouldnt shock me either.....lets hope Peabody doesnt run off from the downtown area.
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Old 07-14-2010, 07:55 AM
 
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Wouldnt shock me either.....lets hope Peabody doesnt run off from the downtown area.
I was thinking with that. Isn't there starting to be a shortage of what is considered "Class-A" office space downtown?
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:02 AM
 
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So again, aside from remodeling a historic old building and preventing a downtown eyesore, what function will the Peabody serve that isn't already taken care of by The Fox and Powell Hall??
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:15 AM
 
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None. St. Louis was already pretty well served for event space and theatre venues.

Kiel is a venerable old building that is symbolic of the ebb and flow of downtown's fortunes, so it seems important to some to re-enter it into service. Whether or not you believe that's enough to justify the public subsidy it received will inform your opinion of the project's worth.

I know I will be glad to see it open and bringing new life to that corner of downtown. I do hope it won't rob other venues such as the Fox, but I don't really see how it will not.
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