When will our local leaders and Winthrop University realize that the college town they continue to chase will not work? They keep spending money and getting the same answers every time.
The Galleria area is where the growth seems to be, but the city and Winthrop keep hoping something will change. The downtown took another hit when Comporium decided it didn't want Section 8 apartments downtown after investing so much money, so the city cited high building cost as the reason to stop the project.
The only way to keep students in town would be to offer “tuition credits.” It would be like the tax breaks the city and county dish out to bring busineeses to the area. Whatever the kids spend in Rock Hill between 6 p.m. Friday and 6 p.m. Sunday, they can deduct from their tuition.
Other than doing something like that, you are wasting your time. Will the city and Winthrop please end this college town dream? People are tired of hearing about it. Action speaks louder than words, and the city and Winthrop have really put out the hot air on this issue.
Now they are using Winthrop students to come up with a “new” idea. Don't waste their time. After 20-25 years, you would think the city and Winthrop would understand this. Be careful on Friday afternoons when school starts back for the Winthrop kids; they will be heading out of town for the weekend!