By Dave Begel Contributing Writer Published Feb 16, 2011 at 3:37 PM

This one is a no brainer as we all try to bring Downtown back.

The people who run Grand Avenue, whoever that is now, need to get on horseback and make their way to Minneapolis. They need to put together a package that includes the kitchen sink and lure Target to take over the space about to be vacated by Border's.

Target is the big retailer of preference for many people, including many of the people in the demographic of downtown.

This is an opportunity that is too good to pass up. Get the mayor, city development people, a private developer and the center people on a fast plane and make a pitch that is too good to turn down.

Dave Begel Contributing Writer

With a history in Milwaukee stretching back decades, Dave tries to bring a unique perspective to his writing, whether it's sports, politics, theater or any other issue.

He's seen Milwaukee grow, suffer pangs of growth, strive for success and has been involved in many efforts to both shape and re-shape the city. He's a happy man, now that he's quit playing golf, and enjoys music, his children and grandchildren and the myriad of sports in this state. He loves great food and hates bullies and people who think they are smarter than everyone else.

This whole Internet thing continues to baffle him, but he's willing to play the game as long as keeps lending him a helping hand. He is constantly amazed that just a few dedicated people can provide so much news and information to a hungry public.

Despite some opinions to the contrary, Dave likes most stuff. But he is a skeptic who constantly wonders about the world around him. So many questions, so few answers.