Buried in a sidebar near the end of a lengthy and mostly interesting story in the DMN about how downtown residential redevelopment is coming along is a comment about the need for a hotel adjacent to the downtown convention center. Note the phrase "would probably require heavy public subsidy." What does "heavy public subsidy" mean to you for a hotel that everyone seems convinced can’t be built on its own economic merits but still is needed to attract major conventions to the city? $10 million? $20 million? Maybe even $30 million? Well, how does $100 million hit you as our public subsidy for the hotel? Must be a pretty nice one, huh? That’s not an official number, but keep your eye on this deal. Yes, we could use a hotel connected to the convention center. How much in city money should be spent on a project that apparently won’t stand on its own for a private developer?