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Branson Landing becomes reality with groundbreaking on Saturday

The stage is literally set for the Saturday high noon groundbreaking of Branson Landing, the biggest development in Branson’s history. City officials anticipate close to 500 people attending the ceremony hosted by nationally known entertainer Andy Williams with Missouri Governor Bob Holden the featured speaker. The festivities begin at 11 a.m. with music, complimentary refreshments…

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Surprises galore planned for Branson’s biggest groundbreaking

Tapping into the wealth of talent and creativity in the Branson entertainment industry, organizers are putting the finishing touches on a groundbreaking unlike any other in Missouri. It all comes together on Saturday, May 15, at 12 noon along Lake Taneycomo in downtown Branson as shovels turn the dirt signifying the start of construction on…

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Branson receives Tree City USA Growth award for 10th year

For the 10th consecutive year, the city of Branson has been named a Tree City USA by the National Arbor Day Foundation. Branson is also the recipient of the Tree City USA Growth Award for demonstrating progress in its community forestry program. The Growth Award was created to recognize environmental improvement and higher levels of…

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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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