Council action leads to future business in City
The return of businesses as well as the arrival of new ones in the City of Aransas Pass continues as the City Council took action to allow entrepreneurs to move forward including the new movie theater and the rebuilding of a new bowling alley. Action was taken at a regular term meeting Monday, Dec. 17. Due to Monday press deadlines before the council meeting, action taken is not able to be published the Wednesday after the meeting, but is published the Wednesday a week after the meeting.
The Council moved to approve reducing the water tap fees for Movies Inc., which will be located on Highway 35, next to the auto dealership on that highway. The Council had been talking about the proposed theater since Sept. 17, when it began initial negotiations with Movies Inc., and continued such negotiations through October and November. Negotiations with the City were no longer necessary in early November as it was noted the original request to build the theater had been accompanied by a request for an abatement, however that was no longer needed.
The proposed opening for the theater is the summer of 2019 as indicated by developer Mark Farnsworth.
The City also approved a letter of intent with Chris Coulter for the proposal to build a new bowling alley at 2285 W. Wheeler, the site of the former Sully’s Bowling Lanes. City Manager Gary Edwards said Coulter’s plan is to demolish the current building, and construct a new business on the same site.
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