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Sugar Land’s onstruction of t venue live entertainmen a formal with began last fall ng southeast groundbreaki sity ay 59 and Univer ed in the of U.S. Highw expect is etion Boulevard. Compl il at fall of 2016. Land City Counc , Joining Sugar Group ACE Theatrical ment; the event were r in the develop the City’s partne Architecture; Linbeck nson er; Martinez+Joh construction manag the LLC, , Group rs. project partne and many other inment venue is The live enterta of 38.5 acres of located on a portionwill provide unique that City property and anchor a ies activit destination ment envisioned mixed-used develop tial, office, residen to include retail, t entertainmen commercial and plaza – an vibrant public ive surrounding a that will be attractand environment ts ations, residen to major corpor
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visitors. will not only change “This project but the of Sugar Land, the landscape said Mayor ler and olitan region,” Land; David Stueckboth g entire metrop ted by the son. “We are buildin Craig Fredrickson,LLC; revenues genera ACE will that James Thomp , by any other – one be a part of the of Linbeck Group Christopher facility and paid is grateful to a facility unlike t and, and start.” performance Kirk B. entertainmen Jennifer May also fund the project from the approval Markowitz and er, they will bring jobs, tourism dollars that City of a g ng, both of the Togeth on voters’ The project has of region, makin ann. Steubi our Based venue. of th Feldm most importantly, Zimmerman, budget tools in inment in economic streng 175 years Sugar Land; Joe total construction million, of the financing offer more than will support the culture and entertas and City Himesh y $84 City’s goal destination for and success Steve Porter, approximatel of our citizen 2008 and the of experience Sugar Land a t Yeung, ially Construction a long-held vision al and Gandhi, Bridge including the to create a financ in local, nation accordance with t contract Amy Mitchell ionally selfentertainmen indoor Harish Jajoo, Manager at Risk Linbeck feasible, operat international Council.” and advanced , the indoor ed to set a Thompson, ng pioneering to most flexible facility ed award the y James includi ing of es, expect and one recentl As sustain ventur nation, it’s Land of new music venue will be venues in the change the members of Sugar Becker, Group, LLC. performance the development performance industry and tax dollars Allen h a unique Woodlandsvenues, as well in the touring No general fund City Council; funded throug and theatrical new standard the “Houston-The innovative on and Gary l funding on the project inment to fill t landscape in of David Anders will be spent package of specia as the enterta entertainmen Through the use ACE Theatrical ed to create an y expand metro region. Becker, all of that is expect sources. them. Sugar Land” facility will literall imately r, ance the region and Bogard, of the Sugar Land’s approx The City’s partne iconic venue for e an annual Group; Allen “This new perform ts moveable walls, te settings of illion g Land; Sunni create intima made a $10-m will allow residen City of Sugar capable of hostin projected to provid nity of – ACE, venue and contract to 6,400 the Markowitz over commu ution to al music shows of and the Markowitz, Gary benefit to the equity contrib of Sugar Land 3,300 to larger including nation inment, ann, of sales to over 30 years. of performances, and Kirk Feldm $26.1 million family enterta project. A portion may surrounding area a wide range ical Pictured , children’s and that and performing experience a level of live Photo Caption: all of ACE Theatr ez, tax revenues and comedy artists productions and cultural breaking economic t that until Group; Gary Martin (L-R)at the ground only be used for entertainmen theatrically staged ez+Johnson purposes and Tommy Cole and (ACE) to been available,” are ment not LLC Martin of has SL, event develop now arts attractions. red with ACE and Adam Ball n, both of occupancy ical Group . ACE, Architecture; Michael Johnso Sugar Land partnethe state-of-the-art facility a portion of hotel restricted said ACE Theatr tch, both of , LLC; Mike uct Becker. , brings an and Louis Gurwi funds that are Linbeck Group Chairman Allen design and constr ny is ACE Theatrical Group ay, Group. cultural tax t industry compa initiatives will um and Jim Callaw ing a first class ACE Theatrical tourism Goodr entertainmen to “Bring whose parent . -based of Sugar of locally , TONY the project t venue to the both of the City be dedicated to experienced team project, led by Allen J. Becker ainment entertainmen ntial rent Land is an to the In addition, substa an of PACE Entert Brian City of Sugar professionals s founding chairm unity, and ACE team also include A. exciting opport Award-winning ive execut ACE Gary Corporation. The Becker, David M. Anderson, D. E. Becker, Gary
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