Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Downtown "Mega Tent" to Open in June

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Denver will add 20,000 more square feet of space to hold convention related events.

A new special events venue beneath what's being described as a "mega tent" in downtown Denver will be built in time for the Democratic National Convention.

Developer Evan Makovsky owns the land where the tent will be erected and is leasing the space to Wright Group Event Services based in Denver.

Installation on the 20,000-square-foot tent made of white vinyl will begin next week on the empty parcel behind the Fontius building at 15th and Welton streets. It will open on June 1 and then be removed in early fall.

The Wright Group will build and manage the structure that will soar nearly 50 feet. The venue will be called The Peak, and will host concerts, banquets and trade shows.

It will be across 15th Street from the Hyatt Convention Center Hotel, the headquarters hotel for the DNC. - Denver Business Journal

The location is only a block away from the Colorado Convention Center which will be where a lot of the daytime committee meetings will be held.


Unknown said...

I saw it today when they were working on it. Very cool!