B Entertainment would build a 15,000-square-foot concert and special event venue and a 9,000-square-foot Bourbon Brothers restaurant with a rooftop bar and an 8,000-square-foot outdoor patio area, according to city planning documents. B Entertainment plans to hold 100 to 120 ticketed shows and an additional 100 events, such as weddings, conventions, sporting events and proms, per year.
But The Arts Council recently finished its own $1 million , which sits just across Broad Street. Members of The Arts Council are concerned the B Entertainment venue would cause significant noise interference, more intense traffic and decrease The Arts Council’s ability to run its venue on its own schedule.
“It’s important what goes on that property (is) in tandem with the other … downtown businesses so that it makes Gainesville,