In an opinion article in The Hamilton Spectator today (see it here), Robert Howard praises the restoration of the Lister Block and while he admits the troubled path to getting there, he argues that it was a path well worth taking.
You will recall that Mayor Fred fought hard to salvage the deal for its restoration, believing that the iconic building would make an invaluable contribution to the face lift that the core desperately needed (needs).
Mayor Elect Bratina was quoted in The Spec as saying "I'm glad the building is being restored, but the cost is way out of line,” he said. “I never supported spending that much money on it.”
Upon reflection, do you think that the Lister was well worth the expense? Will it fulfill the expectations some have set upon it? Or will it be just another pretty face?