B Entertainment adjusts downtown Gainesville venue plans; Arts Council says not enough

The 1.7-acre property, which currently holds Engine 209 Park and a parking lot, is off Jesse Jewell Parkway, West Academy Street, Broad Street and Maple Street and was rezoned from general business to central business with a special use for an event center.

The development will still hold a 15,000-square-foot concert and special event venue and share the site with a 9,000-square-foot Bourbon Brothers restaurant, with a 1,500-square-foot rooftop bar and an outdoor patio area, according to city planning documents. B Entertainment plans to hold 100 to 120 ticketed shows and an additional 100 events such as weddings, conventions, sporting

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