Miss Italia Pageant Among Fond Memories at ArenaCiting cost and city insistence on putting ice down on September 1, Club members were told of the decision. Not all agreed, as some felt the Arena provides a grander event.
I think it came down to being cautious. A lesser event with much lower expenses may help the bottom line.
Social and civic clubs are a waning breed and it's tougher and tougher to make them work, so on the one hand I understand the conservative approach.....But the Arena provided a nice September event in the Flats.
The Arena opens Thursday, with no fanfare, although I am told the staff has been told they are operating the snack bar. Now they will have to get a Health Department permit, which should be no problem for a municipal government.