Great section on the state of downtown ("It's Finally Happening," Oct. 16). It was exciting to read about all of the new building, renovating, etc., but, sadly, I read nothing about restoring the Alexandria Hotel. I watched it go through two renovations in years past (neither one took) and so hope that this new downtown revitalization thrust will include a definitive restoring of the grande dame of the downtown hotels. There is so much history there!
Conrad J. Doerr