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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 12NOON TO 1PM

WORLD'S FAIR PARK DRIVE (OLD 10TH STREET) IN FRONT OF THE CANDY FACTORY AND ACROSS THE STREET IN FRONT OF FORT KID



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BACKGROUND: The Candy Factory, an 88 year old, 80,000 square foot building located in World's Fair Park, and owned by the City of Knoxville, has provided meeting space for hundreds of community and art groups for over 20 years.

On August 16th, the City Council voted to sell the building to a private developer who intends to convert it to luxury condominiums and additional retail space.

A group calling itself 'Save the Candy Factory' was formed and has been meeting weekly for the past two months with the goal of perserving public space in the building either by preventing its sale entirely or by requiring a modification of the contract with the developer to ensure that space in the building is reserved for community use.

As the formal agreement to sell the building has not yet been finalized, and is subject to a public hearing and a final City Council vote on its redevelopment and financing, the group is planning a community rally on December 10 to garner support for its position.

WHAT: SAVE THE CANDY FACTORY COMMUNITY RALLY

WHEN: SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10, 12NOON TO 1PM

WHERE: WORLD'S FAIR PARK DRIVE (OLD 10TH STREET) IN FRONT OF THE CANDY FACTORY AND ACROSS THE STREET IN FRONT OF FORT KID

WHO: EVERYONE WHO WANTS TO SAVE THE CANDY FACTORY IS WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED TO ATTEND

savethecandyfactory@yahoo.com



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Related Link: Save the Candy Factory page

Posted by mjb
Nov. 29, 2005