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NASCAR Hall Horrorshow

Let’s see, monthly attendance off by 40 percent from the previous year — 11 thousand fewer people showed up in June 2011 compared to last year. Using CRVA economic impact math, that has to be like, 46 trillion dollars less for the Uptown crowd.

Still no word if the Hall has paid a dime toward the $21m. in “start up” loans the city of Charlotte signed for a couple of years ago. At this point, just consider them to be in default — either that or the bankers can explain the business purpose behind a $21m. gift to an arm of the city of Charlotte. In jurisdictions with an actual US Attorney the polygraphs would be spinning up long since.

If you have eaten out in Charlotte the past two years, you are a victim of this serial fraud. But I guess a few pennies here, a dime there is the best way to get away with a crime.

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