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Eastland studio deal possibly in trouble

So reports the Charlotte Observer. Seems that city wants more details — think projected construction costs excluding things like consultant’s fees — and Studio Charlotte Development so far has been unwilling and/or unable to provide them. According to the city’s economic development director, the negotiations don’t seem to be going anywhere fast. Brett Hesse of Studio Charlotte Development, meanwhile, provides this response to the UPoR:

“We had heard some people in the city were confused because of the lack of information. Have they read our 38-page RFP response? It’s in strong detail.”

This may qualify as one of the more public arrogant responses for a request for data from someone that’s looking to write you very large checks in some time. This also doesn’t bode well for the quality of management that we can expect from the film studio.

5 Responses to “Eastland studio deal possibly in trouble”

  • Feb
    26
    2014

    Really hoping that deal doesn’t even happen, and that the sports/entertainment complex deal could be resurrected.

  • Feb
    26
    2014

    This deal had “Randy Parton Theater” written all over it.

  • Feb
    26
    2014

    SnowSun,

    Yeah because

    Belk Theater
    Booth Playhouse
    Knight Theater
    Knights Stadium
    Crickjanglependence Arena
    McGlohon Theater
    NC Music Factory
    Neighborhood Theater
    Bank Of Ericsson Stadium
    Memorial Stadium
    Halton Arena
    Halton Theater
    EpiCentre

    don’t present enough options.

    *rollseyes*

  • Feb
    26
    2014

    Cheld, I like that list!
    Not the fact that there IS a list, but your good humor in making it: Crickjanglependence / BOE Stadium – good ones!

    I am/was thinking of the “least worst” option when I made my comment. Because the best option isn’t possible (where the city just stayed out of the whole debacle.)

    I *think* the pols are in too deep to just sell off the land.

  • Feb
    26
    2014

    Snow, glad you liked the humor.

    I’m sure the next developer will pitch their idea as “CityFair meets Plaza Fiesta” and get a bucket of incentives.

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