Here comes yet another entertainment-related project — a big aquarium — that will be built in St. Louis with taxpayer dollars. This time, we’re bailing out the company that owns Union Station, which hasn’t been a must-visit destination for well over a decade (if not longer).
However, I can’t seem to find the part of the deal where we share in the revenue. Surely, our city leaders haven’t fallen for yet another negotiation in which the public only puts money in but never gets a return or a piece of the profit.
Here’s a better idea. With the NFL gone and tax dollars still pouring into the now-vacant America’s Center Dome, why don’t we just fill that with water and let the fish swim around?