Orlando mayor: City should buy Pulse nightclub and make it a memorial

Orlando mayor: City should buy Pulse nightclub and make it a memorial
Omar Mateen (Image via My Space)

[Ed. – Obama would embrace it.]

The city of Orlando has interest in purchasing Pulse nightclub to eventually establish a permanent memorial to the 49 people killed there in June, adding a new wrinkle to the club’s long-term fate.

Mayor Buddy Dyer mentioned the city’s interest in an interview with WMFE radio that aired Wednesday.

“At some point I think the city needs to gain control [or] purchase the Pulse site and then make some determination, with a lot of input, on what a permanent memorial might look like,” Dyer said.

Dyer also said he’d like to see the club remain unchanged for a time, possibly a year, so that people who want to visit Pulse can see the club as it currently exists.

“People are traveling from all over the country, really all over the world,” Dyer told WMFE. “I’ve been, quite honestly, a little surprised at the volume of visitors that we have had.”

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