Have seen a couple television commercials for the Weed Museum. Wow! It’s so impressive to see some kid read a script saying they learn so much from watching grass grow. Man! That commercial makes me want to drop what I’m doing and run right over there to make certain I can properly identify the weeds in our front yard!!!!
We’ve spent tens of millions of dollars on this facility. A year into its operation, the manager… I know, there’s some more professionally correct title… is gone. The State will make us keep this place open, no matter the cost. The current City Commission will not subsidize the DC… rightfully so. The next Commission may have a less fiscally responsible bent and begin dumping bunches of dollars into the DC.
2013 will tell a lot. The first year of operation saw the curious spend dollars to go there… once. Will they return in 2013? Will the lame television commercials entice folks to drive to Manhattan to watch grass grow? Will the DC change marketing firms and attempt to develop a more exciting campaign to motiviate potential visitors? Will the additional hotel facilities in the immediate area bring visitors to the DC?
What is the prognostication of the Mercury Board readers/posters as to the future of the Weed Museum????