Money well spent
The Post-Gazette reports that Hi-Tops -- located directly across the street from PNC Park -- is shutting down. It's one of several North Side restaurants located near the ballpark that have closed down over the last few years, and some of those that have opened up did so after getting public subsidies.
I suppose one could argue that the Pirates' dismal performance lo these many years is to blame for these businesses folding, but the whole point of building PNC Park was so the Pirates could have a competitive team.
Then again, I shouldn't dwell on the past. The important thing is that our public officials have learned their lesson, and won't waste taxpayer dollars on any more pro sports facilities.