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Re: Grand Palace sold.. ...(maybe)
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2013, 08:58:25 PM »
your right chittlins the "WOW" will be quite the facility when done...
We have been waiting and following along their pictures for 2 years!! 
sure wish they would get it finished,...
I loved the original building, let alone this new supersized building.

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Re: Grand Palace sold.. ...(maybe)
« Reply #16 on: February 09, 2013, 07:35:30 PM »
Drove by today.  The for sale signs are still up.

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« Reply #17 on: February 09, 2013, 08:26:59 PM »
your right chittlins the "WOW" will be quite the facility when done...
We have been waiting and following along their pictures for 2 years!! 
sure wish they would get it finished,...
I loved the original building, let alone this new supersized building.

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« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2013, 01:14:31 AM »
" IT WILL HAVE MANATEES"    ;D

They are kinda cool.  My sister lived in Homasasa Springs, Fl. for many years. (The Manatee capital). There is even a real nice little museum/park/boat tour down there.  They are not real cute, but are definitely neat creatures.
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Re: Grand Palace sold.. ...(maybe)
« Reply #19 on: October 19, 2014, 07:50:51 PM »
The Grand Palace sold to an owner who will actually be able to do something with it earlier this month.

I finally got around to doing a little write up of the situation to get the conversation going again: http://sdcfans.com/whats-next-for-the-grand-palace/

Personally, I'm not sure I see a future for the theatre at this point, but I don't know enough about the industry to really know what it's prospects are.

I think if they get rid of the theatre they'll likely have a master plan that includes a variety of things in a complex. I see them developing something more urban and dense with more shopping and restaurants and then some sort of odd-ball attraction as an anchor. Could be a museum, but there's also been a string of these new "dungeon" attractions in larger cities that are somewhat popular. Not sure if that's the best fit for Branson, but something like it could be. Isn't there some sort of funky ride-through attraction in Pigeon Forge?

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Re: Grand Palace sold.. ...(maybe)
« Reply #20 on: October 19, 2014, 08:36:31 PM »
The big country acts are selling out arenas that seat 18,000+, I do not ever see Grand Palace doing this. But maybe bigger isn't what is needed?

In Tulsa, in addition to an 18,000 seat arena, we have Cain's Ballroom, Brady, Spirit Bank Center, several Casino's, the PAC 's in Tulsa and Broken Arrow, and the Joint. The Joint seats about 3,000 and is always hosting events...Joan Jett, Dolly Parton, Hall and Oates., Duran Duran...these are not your top acts, but one that could fill a theater of 3000.

Maybe remodel a part of the complex into a "Toby Keith's Bar and Grill" and attach a new hotel or other attraction to the complex as well. Then remodel the theater into a 3000 seat facility and focus on bringing that mid level artist to Branson.

I'm Not real familiar with the theaters in Branson, but there seems to be some other good size venues vacant as well. So, maybe it might be best to just start over.

Jay

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Re: Grand Palace sold.. ...(maybe)
« Reply #21 on: October 19, 2014, 11:29:53 PM »
The big country acts are selling out arenas that seat 18,000+, I do not ever see Grand Palace doing this. But maybe bigger isn't what is needed?

In Tulsa, in addition to an 18,000 seat arena, we have Cain's Ballroom, Brady, Spirit Bank Center, several Casino's, the PAC 's in Tulsa and Broken Arrow, and the Joint. The Joint seats about 3,000 and is always hosting events...Joan Jett, Dolly Parton, Hall and Oates., Duran Duran...these are not your top acts, but one that could fill a theater of 3000.

Maybe remodel a part of the complex into a "Toby Keith's Bar and Grill" and attach a new hotel or other attraction to the complex as well. Then remodel the theater into a 3000 seat facility and focus on bringing that mid level artist to Branson.

I'm Not real familiar with the theaters in Branson, but there seems to be some other good size venues vacant as well. So, maybe it might be best to just start over.

Jay

Wait, all that's missing a casino.


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« Reply #22 on: October 20, 2014, 03:10:41 AM »

Wait, all that's missing a casino.



True, but I wonder if the concept could work without the casino part? I know we'd be more attracted to a nice entertainment area that was like a casino but without the smoke and gambling....but I'm not a gambler. My dad on the other hand just needs a gas station with a small casino attached, he could care less if there was any other attraction besides the slots.

i just hope that Branson doesn't ever build a casino. I'm sure it would work out great for the developers, and a lot of people would love it, but it would also be the end of the Branson we all love....

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Re: Grand Palace sold.. ...(maybe)
« Reply #23 on: October 20, 2014, 08:13:16 AM »
How about a theater built specifically for cirque du soleil with a permanent show themed to the area. Surrounded by a entertainment district with Micro breweries shopping and smaller clubs for late night entertainment.