We reported Friday that San Diego Mayor Jerry Sanders and San Diego Chargers president Dean Spanos met last week to discuss downtown stadium options, the most likely being a site east of Petco Park that includes the Wonder Bread building.
Today I received an e-mail from Bob and Gay Sinclair, the owners of the Wonder Bread building. They would like the city and the team, essentially, to step up or step off.
They gave me permission to publish their e-mail:
An open letter to Mayor Sanders, Dean Spanos and others
Welcome to the neighborhood! We have been property owners in this vicinity since way before the ballpark. We are currently the owners of the Wonder Bread building. Imagine our surprise to find out the plans for our property in the newspaper! We also own other parcels most likely in the possible footprint of the new stadium. While we believe this would be a great site for the stadium, we are not like Lindbergh Field which has been under study for the past many years. It is happily doing business as it is the only airport in town and flyers have no choice. Because tenants have many choices it is difficult for us to do the business of leasing while there is discussion of the disruption of condemnation looming in the future. We ask that this site be quickly evaluated and moved on or left alone.
Bob and Gay Sinclair