Friday, December 21, 2007

Time to Fish or Cut Bait for Bass Pro/Pyramid Deal?

Posted By on Fri, Dec 21, 2007 at 4:00 AM

"Bass Pro has had enough time," said Commissioner Joyce Avery. "Either they make their decision or let's go with something else."

"Something else" could be the Ericson Group's proposal for a $250 million indoor amusement park. The plan includes a "Disney-esque" theme park, a shopping mall at the foot of The Pyramid, improvements to Mud Island, and a 300- to 400-room hotel. Under the proposal, which would rival the Graceland expansion, Ericson would buy the property, pay off The Pyramid's existing debt, and do so without public tax dollars ...

Read the rest of Mary Cashiola's column on the various Pyramid schemes being tossed around in the public arena in this week's Flyer.

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