Mulberry-based Land South Holdings LLC has submited a contract for the purchase of Cypress Gardens Adventure Park in the Middle District Court, Macon, GA. Land South partners Brian Philpot and Rob Harper delivered the $16.8 million contract for the historic park today (Friday, September 14, 2007).
In a prepared statement Philpot noted, “Land South Holdings is pleased with the opportunity to pursue the purchase of the park. If our contract is successful, we will keep Florida’s original theme park a locally owned and operated tourism destination. For more than 70 years, Cypress Gardens has been an integral part of Polk County’s landscape, providing millions of visitors with priceless memories and experiences. The park provides more than 600 jobs to our community and is a driving force in our economic engine. Over the next two weeks, we will focus all our efforts into acquiring Cypress Gardens.” The company added that they cannot comment further at this time.
The Middle District Court will conduct the auction of both Cypress Gardens and Wild Adventures Parks on Tuesday, September 25, 2007.
We wish them well. Send them your best wishes here.
Note: Our original post stated this was a “bid” for the park when in fact Land South Holdings, LLC has submitted a contract to the court for the purchase of the park. We regret the confusion. Bob Gernert