Developers Of Elvis Resort Request EPE Meeting

Developers seeking to build a resort centered on the Elvis Presley Ranch have asked for a meeting with Elvis Presley Enterprises, though details have not been completed. They want permission to use Presley's name, image and likeness in a proposed $500 million golf and entertainment resort. Jack Soden, president of Elvis Presley Enterprises, said earlier that the firm would seek legal blocks to stop the use of Elvis's name without permission. But Todd Morgan, public affairs director for Elvis Presley Enterprises, said Friday EPE "has had some communications" with the developers. "We're trying to arrange a meeting, but no definite arrangements have been made," he said. J. D. Stacy, a principal in EPR Enterprises, has told officials in DeSoto County that he does not need permission to use the name Elvis Presley Ranch on the huge development. Presley owned the old Circle G Ranch, where he and Priscilla spent their honeymoon in 1967. Presley later sold the 154-acre ranch, all of which would be incorporated in the resort development.
Source: Commercial Appeal / Updated: Mar 10, 2002 
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