As a resident of Mission Hills and a former frequent visitor to Old Town, I have for sometime been interested in the new plan for Plaza del Pasado since the contract was awarded to Delaware North three years ago. As I understand it, the change in concessionaires was made not only to make the plaza more authentic, but also to bring more income to the state. That income vs. the state’s expenditures continues to interest me, but I can’t get a straight answer on the bottom line. I’ll venture to say that in the final count, the previous concessionaire was paying more than the “minimum annual rent” that Delaware North is now paying. Old Town State Park was a glorious attraction. It is now lifeless. Who won while San Diego residents and tourists lost?
Thanks for your great reporting — San Diego needs you.