You just have to keep beating them. At least that's how it seems.
The Gazette has an article on the downtown arena project, which has been in limbo since 2010. There was a big push in 2009-10 by Ken Miller, Bill Johnston, and other local bigshots to impose an $80 million restaurant tax to pay for their arena project. It collapsed due to public opposition.
Miller tries to convince readers that the project is in a "holding pattern", though not very successfully. The comments are very unsympathetic.
Downtown Kalamazoo arena: 'It's not dead, it's in a holding pattern'
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No Arena, for
Rejecting the Arena
Kitchens' Tossed Salad
Mackinac Center on the Arena