A thriving Channelside is crucial to the future of the Teco Streetcar System, it's part and parcel why the line ever came to be. I haven't been there in a long time but from what I read all the way up here Channelside became a ghost town with a Hooters. The Tampa Bay Tmes reports that 2 guys, Punit Shah and Santosh Govindaraju, want to buy the existing Channelside Bay Plaza (effectively what we are talking about when we talk about "Channelside"), leading to the quote that buying up distressed properties and turning them into something these guys do. My question is, is that true? What sort of track records do these guys actually have with this scenario? What tank of a property have they turned around specifically in the past? Not that I'm questioning or opposing anything here, more power to them no matter what the answer to that question is - even if it's just traditional PR optimism; I'm just trying to gauge what the chances are for success under new talent.