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Terrapin Crossroads Dead Issue, For Now

Grateful Dead and Furthur bass player Phil Lesh has decided to withdraw his proposal for a multi-use music venue just north of San Francisco.  Terrapin Crossroads would have been a 8,250 sq. ft. building on the site of a former gas station in the Marin County town of Fairfax. Announcement of the plan for a facility named after the 1977 Grateful Dead album Terrapin Station met generally positive response in the community, but vocal opponents made it clear they would fight the project every step of the way.  The announcement that the project was being scuttled came on election day.  The mayor of the town expressed disappointment, saying, 'I regret we were not given the opportunity to go through the process with them. I think that is a real loss for the community'.  Terrapin plans may not be totally dead in the water. Project manager Bruce Burman's statement announcing the suspension read included this: 'For all of you that have supported our efforts and helped to define the vision we are extremely grateful. Phil looks forward to making music and creating a community gathering place sooner rather than later.'


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