Originally posted by iolarah
that *really* sucks. not only does it take away a great space for big shows, that's going to hurt Barrie's economy....(<---former Barrie girl )....dare i ask what they're going to do with the space (please please please not condos or crackerbox houses)?
Although Molson Park is included in the sale, it will be business as usual for the concert venue, said Devins.
Mayor Jim Perri and city administration met with representatives of North American at the invitation of Molson Canada in Toronto on Monday. Although the deal hasn't been finalized yet, Perri said he's excited about the possibilities
It's one of the largest development companies in North America," he said. "They're looking at retail commercial, a business portion, light industry. All of these sections are what we're looking for and we've been pushing that we need more of these light industrial or industrial (areas).
"We'd like to have more business parks, and of course, commercial retail has not hurt the City of Barrie.
"All of this will help the tax base for Barrie."
The company has assets and interests in more than 20 million square feet of property throughout Canada and the United States, including hotels and convention centres.
"When we heard that, we emphasized that the City of Barrie does require a hotel and convention centre," said Perri.
"This company seems to be in that mixture, so it's a possibility."
Last year, Molson sold its 135,000-square-foot plant and about 35 acres of surrounding property to Rosten Investments Inc., a bottling company. Rosten has yet to reopen any portion of the plant, but last fall predicted it would be in operation by the summer of 2002.
Originally posted by air-bag
radiohead concert has already happened there. There is no further use for Molson park as far as i'm concerned
Originally posted by Silverback
Beastie Boys was insane!! Absolutely loved it!