There's an article in the Register-Star today about the situation at Promenade Hill: "High bid pauses Promenade Hill construction." The article confirms a couple of things Gossips suspected. The lowest of the three bids, which was still $500,000 over budget, came from A. Colarusso & Son. Cutting a half million out of the budget will be done by using cheaper materials. The article quotes Mayor Kamal Johnson as saying, "We're in talks of that now, so it's not definitive yet, but basically it's going to end up being some materials. Instead of using a certain stone we'll use a different version to scale some stuff down, but it's not really a big deal. These things kind of happen. It's just a small setback."
That's good to know.