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Belk to open fashion department store at Branson Landing

Belk will enter the Missouri market in spring 2006 with a new 66,000-square-foot fashion department store at Branson Landing, in Branson, Mo., pending negotiation and signing of a final lease. The Belk, Inc. Board of Directors passed a resolution approving the new store on March 10. “Branson is a wonderful community and we’re excited to…

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Branson Landing announces waterfront Bass Pro Shops store

Branson, the live entertainment capital of the world and a world class fishing destination, is about to be the new location for one of America’s favorite sporting goods stores —– Bass Pro Shops. In a joint announcement today, Bass Pro Shops officials, Branson Mayor Lou Schaeffer and Branson Landing developer, Rick Huffman announced an agreement…

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Study predicts success for convention center hotel

A 260 room hotel adjacent to the proposed downtown convention center would be financially successful according to a study by HVS International of Chicago. HVS presented its findings at a pubic meeting of the Branson Board of Aldermen Monday evening. This was the third major study of various aspects of the proposed Branson Landing and…

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Aldermen approve major lease with Landing developer

The Branson Board of Aldermen approved, at its October 27 regular meeting, a long-term master lease agreement with HCW Development of Branson, developer of the Branson Landing project. The term of the lease is 99 years. The lease takes effect when the city has closed on the financing for the convention center and other public…

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Missouri Economic Department approves state TIF for Branson

The Missouri Department of Economic Development has approved the state tax increment financing (TIF) for the city of Branson’s 208 acre lakefront development known as Branson Landing. The state TIF will pay for a portion of the development by providing about $54 million in funding to the city over 19 years. “The announcement of the…

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Convention center at Branson Landing to attract meeting-goers

Branson, in southwest Missouri, will soon be moving toward the top meeting planners’ lists as a first-class convention destination with the city’s recent approval for Branson Landing, an enormous new downtown lakefront development. The mixed-use complex will feature a multi-purpose convention center with adjoining hotel and an 80-acre retail shopping and restaurant district – all…

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