(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Clio, Michigan, city commissions unanimously resolved support for the Clio Area Amphitheater after residents made it clear that they wanted it to reopen.
There is still much to do before the stage lights up again, after it filed bankruptcy in November of last year. First, the city has to raise an estimated $20,000 for roof repairs, and form a volunteer task force to manage the facility.
“The community obviously does not want us to lease it for sell it,” City Administrator Tom Yost told the Flint Journal.
City officials have discussed the idea of a city-owned shed, with a separate management group. While no decision has been made, they are researching management companies.
“The promoters would bring proposals to the city, and we’d accept or reject them,” Clio Mayor William Kovi told the paper. Yost said the city has received some calls of interest already.
The shed has been closed since August 17, and filed for bankruptcy in November, showing liabilities of nearly $850,000, and assets of about $258,400.
The city anticipates holding local events there as early as this year, but will not look at major concerts yet. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers