VOLUME 3, ISSUE 4 MARCH 9APRIL 13, 2020
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‘We need community support to nish this project’
On Nov. 14, re crews put out ames at Wurstfest after two res broke out.
N After a re, theWurstfest Association ismoving forwardwith plans to rebuild theMarktplatz building in time forWurstfest 2020 in November.
RENDERING COURTESY MARMON MOK ARCHITECTURE
Construction to rebuild the Markt- platz building on the Wurstfest grounds has begun. On the evening of Nov. 14, just four days after the conclusion of Wurstfest 2019, the rst of two res broke out in the historic Martkplatz building on the Wurstfest grounds. As a result of the res, the Markt- platz suered signicant damage and was later determined to be struc- turally unsound, Wurstfest Execu- tive Director Suzanne Herbelin said. Wursthalle also experienced smoke and heat damage. The Martkplatz was home to vendor Marktplatz rebuild tobe completebyWurstfest 2020 BY LAUREN CANTERBERRY CONTINUE ON 42 According to reports released by the city of New Braunfels, the rst re was reported at 7:15 p.m. and was con- tained to a single booth after spreading to the roof and attic area. The second re was reported at approximately 6 a.m. on Nov. 15 and is believed to have been a are-up from the previous re.
Newowner spendsmillions updating Schlitterbahn
THAT INTEREST IN MAINTAININGWHAT SCHLITTERBAHN ISWILL CONTINUE TOBE THERE.
SCHLITTERBAHN IS SCHLITTERBAHN. DARREN HILL, SCHLITTERBAHN GENERAL MANAGER
BY WARREN BROWN
Schlitterbahn’s rst full sea- son under new ownership began March 7, as park man- agement wrapped up the n- ishing touches on millions of dollars in upgrades that include renovated facili- ties, revamped rides and several coats of fresh paint.
Sandusky, Ohio-based Cedar Fair Entertainment Company bought Schlitterbahn’s New Braunfels and Galveston water parks for $261 million in July. Cedar Fair planned to invest as much as $20 million between both Texas locations over CONTINUED ON 44
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