From the Ithaca Journal
When Historic Ithaca announced in May that it wanted to sell the Clinton House, it said the purpose was to get out of the “landlord business.”
Historic Ithaca Executive Director Jim Tantillo told The Journal in May that the decision to sell the Clinton House shouldn't be linked with the State Theatre's finances, but documents obtained by The Journal through the Freedom of Information Law show that the sale of the Clinton House may be necessary to keep the State Theatre solvent.
“Obviously the Clinton House sale is the most dramatic component of the organization's commitment to addressing the structural operating deficit of the State Theatre,” Tantillo said in an April 21 e-mail to Nels Bohn, director of community development for the Ithaca Urban Renewal Agency.Tantillo declined to comment for this article.
Well, grousers, this looks like a brother in need, a fellow comrade taking fire. Who will join with me in acquiring a bottle of scotch and pursuing the raising of ballet boy's spirits?