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“Where’s World Street?”

Debby Girvan asked that question tonight, as City Council members continued to debate subsidizing the Expo center (background here and here).

More in Tuesday’s paper, but one question raised tonight was why council members should believe that three years from now, at the end of their $900,000 subsidy agreement, the environment for the Expo center will be any better.

That depends largely on what happens at the Silver Cos. Celebrate Virginia tourism complex. Some council members wanted the Silvers to update them on their plans for the complex.

The last time that happened was in February. Click here to see what the Silvers said then. Then drive out Carl D. Silver Parkway and see how many of these things are actually happening. (And click here for the last word we got on World Street.)