Posted Friday, May 3, 2002 6:18 AM | Contributed by Shawn
Bessemer Mayor Quitman Mitchell said Thursday that VisionLand will open in early June and said the city should buy the park for less than bondholders' $25 million asking price. The mayor hopes to gain control of the park through a combination of open board seats and the resignation of the current chairman.
Read more from the Birmingham News.
Cities don't have the same incentive as an operator, either. There's no pressure to grow the business.
Jeff - Webmaster/Admin - CoasterBuzz.com, Sillynonsense.com
"As far as I can tell it doesn't matter who you are. If you can believe, there's something worth fighting for..." - Garbage, "Parade"
Well, this is one industry where the rule seems to be "grow or perish". I don't think you can have a park with minimal investment that'll survive long.....and I don't see voters or city officials chunking down 5-10M a year to keep a park growing, either.....
Somehow I think I'm gonna "go on a Rampage" sometime this year, before it's too late....
....teachin' people about towel safety and proper towel usage...it's important!
Conneaut was saved by a city, Playland in NY was always owned by a city. What parks are you thinking of?
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