“Maybe we should have hired these guys to build the ballpark.”
Well over a year ago, DoNo Corporation (that stands for Downtown North, but I think we can have some fun with that name) started building Dunkin Donuts Park in Hartford Connecticut’s north-end. The Hartford Yard Goats, a MLB AA baseball team, were supposed to start playing ball in Hartford, in April 2016.
The city and the developer agreed that if “substantial progress” was made by May 17th, the Yard Goats would be playing ball by the end of May.
Various people offered July 4th as a possible starting date, but within days of that announcement, the city of Hartford called the performance bond. It is unlikely that the Yard Goats will play ball in Hartford in 2016.
Meanwhile, down in Glastonbury, where I work, McDonald’s decided that they needed a new restaurant. They started building a new building in the parking lot of the existing restaurant in March. Six weeks later, they tore down the old restaurant. In about 14 days, the staff in the new restaurant will start flipping burgers.
This post is part of Linda G. Hill’s One-Liner Wednesday series.