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Herschend to end partnership with Stone Mountain
« on: April 27, 2021, 06:28:26 AM »
The partnership between Herschend and Stone Mountain will officially end August 2022 according to this article.  It is not the sole topic of article, but it is mentioned.  Sounds like Herschend is just exercising its right to not extend the agreement due to the current “woke” culture that wants to cancel everything.  They (HFEC) are just excusing themselves from the situation as soon as they can. 

https://www.ajc.com/news/atlanta-news/stone-mountain-park-ceo-tell-the-truth-about-carving-move-flags/MZ7QRWT2UJFHLASFQBXLVQUHYY/?outputType=amp
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Re: Herschend to end partnership with Stone Mountain
« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2021, 08:18:23 AM »
Good!

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Re: Herschend to end partnership with Stone Mountain
« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2021, 08:29:37 AM »
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Stephens said Marriott, which runs the park’s primary hotel and conference center, plans to pull out of the park next year.

So does Silver Dollar City-Stone Mountain Park, the subsidiary of Norcross-based Herschend Family Entertainment that has operated the park’s money-making attractions since 1998. The company notified the memorial association last summer that it planned to end that relationship effective August 2022, citing “protests and division” as part of its rationale.

Stephens said the memorial association has begun drafting requests for proposals to find Herschend’s replacement and he’s had preliminary conversations with five different potential suitors.

“All five of them have said that unless we do something about the Confederacy issue they’re not going to bid” on the contract, Stephens said.


Sounds like it. Hmm, any chance they'll move HFEC back out of Atlanta now?

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Re: Herschend to end partnership with Stone Mountain
« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2021, 08:55:13 PM »
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Stephens said Marriott, which runs the park’s primary hotel and conference center, plans to pull out of the park next year.

So does Silver Dollar City-Stone Mountain Park, the subsidiary of Norcross-based Herschend Family Entertainment that has operated the park’s money-making attractions since 1998. The company notified the memorial association last summer that it planned to end that relationship effective August 2022, citing “protests and division” as part of its rationale.

Stephens said the memorial association has begun drafting requests for proposals to find Herschend’s replacement and he’s had preliminary conversations with five different potential suitors.

“All five of them have said that unless we do something about the Confederacy issue they’re not going to bid” on the contract, Stephens said.


Sounds like it. Hmm, any chance they'll move HFEC back out of Atlanta now?

Doubtful.  Atlanta is a Delta hub which makes flights easy to wherever they need to go
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