Why can't Erie have its own aquarium?...

Why can't Erie have its own aquarium? Money, support big obstacles

There are 14 comments on the Erie Times News story from Oct 19, 2012, titled Why can't Erie have its own aquarium? Money, support big obstacles. In it, Erie Times News reports that:

Now that the former GAF Materials Corp. site has been cleared along the city's west bayfront, an aquarium is being mentioned again in letters to the editor and by area residents who have attended public meetings involving three different plans for the 12.5-acre site.

Join the discussion below, or Read more at Erie Times News.

Betty Lazer

Beach City, OH

#1 Oct 19, 2012
a carp and catfish aquarium for the natives to feast on
duh

Erie, PA

#2 Oct 19, 2012
Pymatuning is close.
snag

Erie, PA

#3 Oct 19, 2012
Something is fishy here, smell tax payers dollars being used for chum!
state street stan

United States

#4 Oct 21, 2012
We once had one....It lacked two important things, money to fund it& visitors.....Just like the convention center & field houses .
Santabunny

Meadville, PA

#5 Oct 22, 2012
Why not pay millions a year to keep the aquarium afloat?

We already pay eleven million a year to keep the convention center in business.

Building the convention center was considered "unfeasible" also before it was built.
David Crosby

Mansfield, OH

#6 Oct 22, 2012
Erie can't have its own Aquarium because its people can't swim.
Nasty

Erie, PA

#7 Oct 22, 2012
Take a walk along the lake shore beaches during the summer algae bloom. Lots of floating and washed up fish to see. No admission fee a big plus for Erie citizens !
snag

Erie, PA

#8 Oct 22, 2012
We got enough bottom feeder in Erie already, political sharks, county spineless spenders, and crap floating in the tank.
David Crosby

Mansfield, OH

#9 Oct 23, 2012
snag wrote:
Something is fishy here, smell tax payers dollars being used for chum!
I caught you again Sopper. That was inappropriate. I am an Azz Hole.
David Crosby

Erie, PA

#10 Oct 23, 2012
David Crosby wrote:
<quoted text>
I caught you again Sopper. That was inappropriate. I am an Azz Hole.
53, autistic, inappropriate, caught posting under Leary's name and now angry, Correct Sopper?
David Crosby

Mansfield, OH

#11 Oct 23, 2012
David Crosby wrote:
<quoted text>53, autistic, inappropriate, caught posting under Leary's name and now angry, Correct Sopper?
Who is taking my pen name?
David Crosby

Mansfield, OH

#13 Oct 24, 2012
David Crosby wrote:
<quoted text> 53 inappropriate, odd ball, autistic, obtuse remark by Sopper. Correct Sopper?
You think you are so funny, right, even though you have taken my name, I will carry on with this disgusting mission.
AC Slim

Ventnor City, NJ

#14 Oct 24, 2012
They looked into it back in the 90's and determined that it would cost too much to build and would be a huge drain since there would not be enough business to make it profitable. It would be another white elephant just like the Tullio Arena and the Convention Center. More tax dollars for big empty barns.

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#15 Oct 26, 2012
It would be the cats pajamas for one summer, then no one would go there. They'd probably have to charge a kngs ransome to get in just to keep it going. If you want to see an aquarium take a drive out of town.

This transitioning into a tourist town is only going to take us so far.

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments below

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.

Pittsburgh Discussions

Title Updated Last By Comments
Dave the rabbit. 20 min Mike Jersey 4
dope in pittsburgh? (Jun '14) 13 hr Mike Jersey 33
New eBook About eBay Reveals Dark Side of Ebay 14 hr donnie 8
Most Murderous City 15 hr yikes 3
go steelers 15 hr craze 4
wtae ceo lies Aug 31 Plumbing Diagnosis 1
News Crafton police officer charged in hit-and-run (Jul '09) Aug 29 Sick Of Him 7,602
More from around the web

Personal Finance

Pittsburgh Mortgages