Thursday’s editorial explains our cautious stance when it comes to the news that Freestyle Music Park may reopen next summer:
Let’s hope the new owners of Freestyle Music Park – who look a lot like the old owners – know how to read and apply history. Specifically, they’d do well to brush up on the history of the Magic Harbor amusement park, an idea that failed in the area not once, but four times in the ’70s and ’80s.
Like many people, we imagine, we’re still a little hazy on exactly who now owns the park and whether it even changed hands in the foreclosure sale earlier this month. According to court documents, the park is now owned by FPI US LLC, which held the mortgage for former owner FBI MB Entertainment LLC. As The Sun News detailed last year, the two entities shared an address off George Bishop Parkway and there was certainly some overlap between principals of the two groups.