Since the other article was sidetracked...
Has anyone reached out to Dr. Christopher Edwards? Eric Arthur once claimed on this site to know this individual, whose father grew up on Ninth Street and attended Mallalieu. Dr. Edwards has been a generous benefactor for many of his prior institutions and communities, according to this article http://swtimes.com/week_in_review/news/wednesday/article_c2919e32-e347-5e06-9f58-4f4f57ef8ff1.html in the SW Times-Record. Did Mr. Arthur, or anyone else for that matter, ever approach Dr. Edwards regarding this project?
Abener, lets hear more about your Oklahoma contractor story. Any chance he'd reconsider his interest if approached? A lot of faces have changed at city hall since 2007. And I'd like to hear more about your northside investments if you want to communicate in private some time.
Robert, who do you mean by "those in the surrounding community"?
Along possibly similar lines, any details on what exactly Mr. Wilson and Mr. Hathaway, along with Juneteenth, have done to raise money, volunteer labor, etc?
Anyone have new ideas to bring to the table to save the building?