Branson Board of Aldermen Vote in Favor of TIF for Aquarium Project

The Board of Aldermen has voted unanimously to approve Tax Increment Financing (TIF) for the proposed Aquarium at the Boardwalk. If the TIF ordinances are formally adopted during the Board’s second reading on Tuesday, Feb. 26, Kuvera Partners will be able to move forward with building a 46,000-square-foot aquarium at the Northwest corner of the…
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Branson TIF Commission Unanimously Approves Plan for Aquarium at the Boardwalk

The Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Commission voted unanimously to recommend approval of a TIF Plan that, if accepted by the Board of Aldermen in February, will allow Kuvera Partners to build a 46,000-square-foot aquarium on the long-vacant Grand Palace property. Kuvera is the owner/operator of the Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center and has been a…
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Aquarium TIF Facts

If Tax Increment Financing (TIF) is approved, Kuvera Partners will be fully funded and ready to begin building the 46,000-square-foot Aquarium at the Boardwalk on the property of the long-vacant Grand Palace. The City’s consultants have validated that without TIF assistance, Kuvera’s anticipated rate of return would not be sufficient to justify the risk of…
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City Takes Next Step to Allow for Development of Aquarium in Branson

Branson’s Board of Aldermen voted tonight to approve the terms of a redevelopment agreement that would pave the way for Kuvera Partners, through its affiliate Branson Entertainment Center – Branson (BECB), to build a 46,000 square foot fun aquarium on the long-vacant Grand Palace property.   The main provisions of the agreement would allow the…
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Can Aquariums in Branson and Springfield Both Be Successful? Yes!

Since Kuvera Partners announced its plans for the proposed Aquarium at the Boardwalk, there have been some questions about a potential conflict with Wonders of Wildlife in Springfield. “Our study of this situation and experience in the attractions industry tells us that there is nothing to worry about here,” says Tej Sundher, Partner. “We have…
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Aquarium Proposed For Grand Palace Property

Kuvera Partners has announced its long-awaited plans for the Grand Palace property. The group is proposing to build and operate “Aquarium at the Boardwalk” on the northwest corner of the site, with the goal of starting construction early next year and opening March 2020. The company purchased the parcel on September 30, 2014 from the…
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Quick Reference: What New Visitors Want to See in Branson

The Branson Chamber of Commerce & CVB commissioned Springfield-based H2R Market Research to find out what would attract new visitors to Branson. “Our research tells us that an aquarium is the top choice to attract new visitors,” says Chamber CEO Jeff Seifried. “We believe that Kuvera’s team of experts and experience in this community will…
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Preliminary Funding Agreement Approved for Grand Palace Property

The City’s Board of Aldermen approved entering into a Preliminary Funding Agreement with Branson Entertainment Center – Branson, LLC (BECB) at its 6 pm meeting last night. The goal is to redevelop the long-vacant Grand Palace property at the center of the Branson Strip.
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Grand Palace Property Purchased

Branson Entertainment Center – Branson, LLC, an affiliate of Kuvera Partners, has purchased the Grand Palace property in the center of the Branson Strip. Kuvera also owns and operates the Hollywood Wax Museum and three other attractions in the complex dubbed Hollywood Wax Museum Entertainment Center.
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