Mayor Shannon Is Wrong in Criticism

Today the local newspaper reported what I did yesterday; The Levoy Theatre may lose its historic designation.

Mayor Shannon stated:

I just feel bad they are trying to remove this distinction after Joey Pierce Jr. put so much time and effort into this application in the 1990s. That was one of the many legacies he left of the work he did on the project.

Of course, that has nothing to do with anything. Fourteen years ago this man did this work. Twelve years ago this man died. The theatre collapsed more than a year ago. Those events are unrelated. That he worked hard to preserve a theatre is to be commended. Removing the title because 11 years after he died the theatre collapsed does not diminish his work. It is not a slap in the face.

But hey, politics and a sound bite are better than the truth.

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