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Recreation And Parks Commissioners Recommend Los Angeles Operate The Greek Theatre

LOS ANGELES (CelebrityAccess) — In the latest development in the ongoing Greek Theatre saga, the Los Angeles Board of Recreation and Parks Commissioners voted on Wednesday for the city to temporarily operate the venue.

The decision for the city to operate the Greek as an independent venue, comes after months of contention between Live Nation and a consortium of current Greek operator Nederlander Concerts and AEG Live.

Earlier this year, the Los Angles City Council rejected Recreation and Parks first recommendation that the concession contract to operate the Greek be awarded to Live Nation.

While the city would operate the venue, a promoter would still be needed to produce shows at the venue, with the city hiring an event management staffing company and controlling the calendar, as well as maintenance, the Los Angeles Times said.

Mike Shull, who heads the parks department, took pains to note that the venue would not be run by city personnel.

“We will not be managing the venue,” he said, according to The Times. “We will leave that to the professionals.” – Staff Writers