Rock & Roll Hall of Fame slated for Sun Merc

[Source: UPI] — The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum plans to open a new satellite facility in Arizona early next year, the Arizona Republic said Wednesday.  We are going to bring in special exhibits, said Jim Henke, chief curator of the original museum in Cleveland.  We are going to give people a reason to return.  Henke and other representatives from the Hall of Fame, America West Arena, and Phoenix City Hall officially unveiled plans for the sister museum Tuesday.

Organizers declined to specify what would be housed in the historic Sun Mercantile Building, but they hope to attract at least 100,000 visitors a year by constantly changing exhibits and attracting children, the newspaper said.  The new rock museum will be located next to the America West Arena, where the Phoenix Suns Athletic Club is now located.  The health club will close June 30.  The Cleveland museum is home to costumes worn by Bruce Springsteen, Prince, Madonna, David Bowie, and Bono, along with personal effects and instruments of rock stars.

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Posted on May 14, 2004, in Downtown Vitality, Downtown Voices Coalition, Historic Preservation, Sports, Sustainability, Visioning and Planning and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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