MohawkWeekend wrote:The problem with shutting down Burke now is you'd probably have to come up with $20 million to buy out the 3 or 4 hangers and operators.
It's too bad they couldn't find more uses for the facility. Maybe if they closed the shorter parallel, they could put something on that narrow strip of land that would free up. How about Million dollar homes with a hanger attached like that airport in Florida where Travolta kept his 707? : )
The developers want the property for ten million dollar waterfront condos.
In 20 years, people will ask “Why did we ever do that ?”, just like everywhere else.
In the post-Covid world, you are going to see an explosion in GA flying. Losing Burke now will hurt the entire region a few years down the line.
Remember, the Cleveland Economy, just like many other places in America, is in decline because manufacturing was politically outforced. We should all now realize just how expensive and costly those cheap $12 toasters have really been to us.