Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Kalkhof's Crescendo

He arrived in Durham twenty years ago when downtown was a bust (abandoned by cigarette makers and retailers) and he's retiring during the boom (adored by techies, foodies and urban pioneers.) Bill Kalkhof is going out on top, retiring as President of Downtown Durham, Inc.

We have given countless tours of the Durham Bulls Athletic Park to visiting municipal officials. Bill would join us to talk about the politics and financing, to explain the stadium's impact on downtown revitalization.

While the visitors were impressed with our ballpark, they were equally capitvated by Bill's enthusiasm. On numerous occasions the visitors said, "Our downtown needs a guy like that!" Indeed, it is a blessing that we've had that guy in the Bull City.

Read more in the Herald-Sun (Kalkhof's modeling a Bulls jersey) and check out this video tribute...