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Steven Bitter Director of Husbandry Aquarium at the Boardwalk Branson

Aquarium at the Boardwalk Hires First “Afishionado”

Kuvera Partners is pleased to announce that Steven Bitter has joined Aquarium at the Boardwalk as Director of Husbandry. He and his wife, Heidi, have moved to Branson, Mo. from Tampa, Fla. so he can fill this key role at the new attraction, scheduled to open in summer 2020. Bitter has the critical responsibility of…

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Rehab of Grand Palace Property Makes Way for Branson Boardwalk

Starting today, the Grand Palace property is making a transition to become Branson Boardwalk. Partner Tej Sundher confirmed that construction of the $51 million Aquarium at the Boardwalk is on pace for opening in summer 2020 and should fuel future additions to the 13-acre site. General Contractor Crossland Construction and Owner Representative Blevins Construction Management…

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Construction Underway for Aquarium at the Boardwalk

Excellent progress has been made on Aquarium at the Boardwalk since the first bulldozer, track excavator, and dump trucks first arrived on Monday, March 4. “Over the last month, our primary focus has been on the foundation and structural columns for the octopus sculpture that will make the front of the building amazing,” said Partner…

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Aquarium at the Boardwalk Breaks Ground in Branson

BRANSON, MO (FEB 27, 2019) – A groundbreaking ceremony was held today for Aquarium at the Boardwalk, an attraction focusing on fish and fun, which is set to open in the heart of the Branson entertainment district in Summer 2020. The 46,000-square-foot aquarium is being developed at the northwest corner of the former Grand Palace…

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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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