• Mitch Harper, editor [contact via email]

    Original content, commentary and analysis © 2005 - 2016 Fort Wayne Observed

    Banner photo © Everett White. Used by permission, all rights reserved.
My Photo


  • Fort Wayne Observed welcomes reader comments as a way to facilitate discussion and debate.

    In order to leave a comment, you must also leave your full name and a working email address in the event Fort Wayne Observed contacts you for confirmation. You may request that your email address not be published when your comment is posted.

    Anonymous comments or those that include coarse language or personal attacks will not be tolerated.


Your Take

Indiana Blogs


  • eXTReMe Tracker

Become a Fan

« Berne Furniture factory suddenly closes | Main | June 10th date for public hearing on tax abatement for Harrison Square hotel »


Michael Kerney

Out to lunch? Out on vacation? Out to the ballgame?

Out putting a for sale sign up?

john b. kalb

You know we, including our City Common Council, do not have anything in print on the financial position of Hardball Capital due to the "stonewalling" of our previous administration. Check out the Hardball Capital website and see:
They still list the Salem Avalanche as a team that they own - but they sold it to Fenway Sports Group in December of 2007
They had publicised that they had purchased the Savannah Snad Gnats in March of this year, but, per the minor league website, the team is still listed as being owned by John Simmons - the same guy that was to have sold the team to Hardball in March. Rickshaw Baseball,LLC who is listed as the operator of the Snad Gnats does not seem to be related in any way with Hardball.

Just what kind of orgainization are we tied into on this "beginning-to-stink" deal??

Will our City Common Council ever get serious about finding out what is going on? I mean, besides asking the owners of the owners of BS Fort Wayne 1 LLC, Hardball Capital, Barry Real Estate, et al to speak(or is it just "spin") to them like occured last week?

Can someone get any info on this group that is not "filtered"?

Bobett Kelley

This is a surprise.

Jason Freier, CEO of Hardball Capital, the Wizards’ owner, so there are many factors beyond our control. Of, course there is,
it's going on across the field, into our homes,and the bottom-line is.. this project does not provide a good rate of return on our long term dollars spent in
Fort Wayne, In.

Gomer Pile used to say, "Surprise, Surprise Surpise."

"Barry Real Estate Companies Inc. can't build condominiums at Harrison Square unless it pre-sells more units."

The economic outlook...let's not give one nickle or dime to these developers in tax abatements. Earn money the hard way.
Earn it.

The comments to this entry are closed.