Hans Seitz is bullish on downtown Cheyenne, and got that way by accident, he says. Seitz says he was walking in downtown near a former storefront of his grandfather's and decided to go in and ask if it was for lease. He was contemplating moving to Denver, as many young Cheyenne people do, but opted instead to follow in his grandfather and father's footsteps and made downtown Cheyenne his home, literally. Seitz, a former broadcaster for KGWN-TV in Cheyenne, moved out of state for a stint, and says he doesn't regret coming back to make Cheyenne his home once again. As president of the Cheyenne Downtown Development Authority/Main Street, he has taken on the job of getting more business downtown, and is much like an old-fashioned evangelist in his fervent belief in his home territory. 
Seitz points to new owners at the Plains Hotel who have pledged a large investment into that historic property, a new hotel soon to be built adjacent to the Dinneen property, new restaurants including the Chop House, and many other signs the downtown area is re-emerging as a thriving part of the city. It's difficult not to become a believer along with him, given his enthusiasm. Cheyenne is lucky to have him in the position he's in.