Yeah, its a great space but not used too much. The landscaping is around 30 years old, I think, but was supposed to be temporary until a use was found for the space. But yeat there are a few other locations. The reason this one is selected is becuase its:
a) next to a big underused parking garage
b) next to a hotel, which could be used by out-of-town hockey fans coming in for Away games. The idea is to use the hotels food service operation to also serve the arena.
c) next to the convention center, which would provide "synergy" of some sort.