Santa Clara County Concert Hall Talks Fall Apart

(CelebrityAccess MediaWire) — Negotiations between the city of San Jose and Santa Clara County regarding the construction of a concert hall at the County Fairgrounds have broken down and the case is now in court.

The county may seek more than $40 million in damages from the city, claiming that it prevented the county from building the House of Blues-operated concert hall. Last month, a judge ruled that the city could not stop the county’s concert hall plans.

The county’s settlement offers have been continuously turned down by the city, but both claim to still be open to negotiations.

“There is frustration on everybody’s part,” City Attorney Rick Doyle told the San Jose Business Journal. “But we are still talking.”

The planned $57 million project was to include a 7,000-seat hall at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds. San Jose blocked the development for 18 months, due to a plan to build a 5,000-seat-plus venue in the downtown area. –by CelebrityAccess Staff Writers