After months of backroom negotiation, and public arguments through the press, Elvis Presley Enterprises, the City of Memphis and Memphis City Council reached a compromise.
EPE finally removed problematic elements of its proposed expansion and is moving forward with a pared down, albeit $75 million, addition to Graceland. Part of that expansion cleared the Memphis City Council Tuesday evening.
The expansion could include retail, 150 more rooms at the Guest House at Graceland, cabins, an airplane hangar, an RV park and expanded exhibit space. It does not include any more square feet of sound stages or any multi-use buildings that could house a concert or live music show, according to the resolution the Memphis City Council approved Tuesday evening.