Face of the Grand Palace Torn Down


DAVID AROUND THE OZARKS TONIGHT… DAVID PART OF AN ICONIC LANDMARK IN THE OZARKS WAS TORN DOWN TODAY — IN ORDER TO MAKE ROOM FOR SOMETHING NEW. HEATHER DEVELOPERS OF THE NEW 46-THOUSAND SQUARE FOOT AQUARIUM ON THE BRANSON STRIP, INVITED MEMBERS OF THE MEDIA TO THE SITE OF THE OLD GRAND PALACE TO WATCH IT ALL TAKE PLACE. KOLR 10’S CHRYSTAL BLAIR TELLS US MORE ABOUT THE DEMOLITION AND WHY DEVELOPERS SAY THEY HAD TO DO IT. CHRYSTAL BLAIR/REPORTING IT WAS A SIGHT TO SEE. [NAT] CONSTRUCTION CREWS DEMOLISHING THE FRONT OF THE ICONIC GRAND PALACE – ALL TO MAKE ROOM FOR THE SOON TO COME 13 ACRE BRANSON BOARDWALK, FEATURING, “THE AQUARIUM AT THE BOARDWALK” Tej Sunhder/Developer with Kuvera Partners: “As of today, this property is being renamed “Branson Boardwalk.” DEVELOPER TEJ SUNDHER OF KUVERA PARTNERS ALSO OWNS THE HOLLYWOOD WAX MUSEUM IN BRANSON WHICH FEATURES A LARGER THAN LIFE SIZED KING KONG ON TOP OF THE BUILDING. WELL THE NEW BRANSON BOARDWALK WILL FEATURE A CLOSE TO 58 FOOT OCTUPUS ON THE OUTSIDE … Tej Sunhder/Developer with Kuvera Partners: “This is more or less the level of the second floor — and then we’re going up with the column .. and that column will support the octupus.” “We’re very excited to bring in this piece of art that we’re working on currently.” SUNDHER SAYS DEMOLITION OF THE BUILDING WAS NECESSARY DUE TO UNSANITARY AND UNSAFE CONDITIONS.. Tej Sunhder/Developer with Kuvera Partners: “We’re going to have to address all the wood that’s within this property… And unfortunately, most of the wood is at a point where we can’t save it or restore it. It’s filled with black mold.” THE ANTICIPATED START DATE OF MARCH 2020 WAS PUSHED BACK IN ORDER TO ADDRESS THE PROPERTIES REHABILIATION ISSUES. THE 51 MILLION DOLLAR AQUARIUM IS NOW SET TO OPEN THE SUMMER OF 2020. IN BRANSON,…CHRYSTAL BLAIR..OZARKS FIRST. DAVID

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