Wheeling And Stalling
Efforts to reopen the
Owner Live Nation shuttered the venue in May 2007 and one year later, the Wheeling National Heritage Area Corp. (WNHAC) hired a Washington, D.C., company to study market viability for the venue.
However, WNHAC Executive Director Hydie Friend told the Intelligencer / Wheeling News-Register Sept. 27 that she has not heard from the company nor received any feedback from it.
During the summer, Friend told the paper that reopening the 2,474-capacity venue would be vital to the future of downtown Wheeling but now says the Capitol “is not high on my priority list.”
A city councilwoman told the paper she and other council members “have not discussed the Capitol much lately.”