It was a no-brainer move from a fiscal standpoint. The Cushing Street building was costing a lot of money, and by moving down here, it saved the newspaper a ton of cash it could use for other things.
Since then, a number of our thought-deprived critics have accused The Weekly of selling its soul and abandoning downtown. The truth couldn't be further from the truth: We want, as much as anybody else, for Tucson and its residents to succeed. That's why we put so much effort into being a good newspaper in our news, arts, music and listings coverage--because good newspapers make communities better.
That's also why we do things such as the TAMMIES and, of course, Club Crawl. We feel it's our duty to spotlight Tucson's local music scene--the bands and the venues that give the musicians places to play.
Fall Club Crawl, as I am sure you already know, takes place downtown and on Fourth Avenue this Saturday, Oct. 4., at 8 p.m. It's important for Tucson and its music scene.
I'll be there. I hope you will be, too.