Tyler Perry is currently in the process of purchasing an additional 37.5 acres of land for his Fort McPherson property. With the additional space, he is planning on expanding his Atlanta production studio which currently on the Georgia property.
His latest acquisition would add to the already more than 330 acres of land he bought in 2015. Tyler Perry Studios is currently one of the largest production facilities in the country, featuring 12 sound stages that encompass over 220 acres of green space. The latest purchase would give Perry even more room to turn a portion of the land into a full-fledged entertainment district set to open to the public. The district is expected to have a complete theater district, retail stores and restaurants while simultaneously stimulating the local economy by offering ample opportunities for employment.
Perry said in a statement, “I’m grateful for the opportunity this gives Tyler Perry Studios to extend our footprint in Atlanta and create more opportunities for the people of Southwest Atlanta with restaurants, entertainment venues, and other business opportunities.”
There is currently no additional information as to when the project is expected to be completed.
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