Saturday, November 28, 2009

After years of haggling, Fillmore nears fruition - Washington Post

New deal could lead to a concert hall in downtown Silver Spring

By Michael Laris | Washington Post Staff Writer | Saturday, November 14, 2009

On one hand, you have Devo, Sonic Youth, Los Lobos, the Pixies and the world's biggest concert promoter, Live Nation.

On the other, $4 million from Montgomery County taxpayers, millions more from the state and a host of uncommon legal guarantees for a longtime Maryland developer.

Together, that monster mash of music, cash and governmental wriggling could finally come together, after a deal late Thursday and years of haggling, to build a Fillmore-branded concert hall in downtown Silver Spring at the site of an abandoned J.C. Penney store on Colesville Road.

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