Ama­zon, have we got a deal for you

Edmonton Journal - - LETTERS -

City coun­cil has an­nounced that the North­lands Coli­seum is to be per­ma­nently closed.

City tax­pay­ers will be pay­ing an­nu­ally some $2 mil­lion for main­te­nance and se­cu­rity. Then most likely $8 mil­lion-plus will be spent for even­tual de­mo­li­tion. No profit will be gained from the build­ing site. It is a bur­den, but a neat so­lu­tion is avail­able.

Ama­zon is look­ing for a sec­ond head­quar­ters and wants a good deal to choose a lo­ca­tion. Edmonton would like to be the city se­lected. The prob­lem is solved. Edmonton could sim­ply give the Coli­seum and part of its site to Ama­zon.

The city would be free of any fu­ture fi­nan­cial bur­den and at the same time would at­tract a ma­jor em­ployer and be put on the map. Thomas Mo­jel­sky, Edmonton

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