New event venue coming soon to downtown Dothan

DOTHAN,Ala.--The Clark family of Dothan is hoping to bring a new entertainment source to downtown Dothan with the purchase of the old bottling plant.

"We want to have a place where people can come enjoy themselves," said Boyd Clark, Owner.

Clark and his family purchased the old Coca-Cola Bottling plant in downtown Dothan at the intersection of East Adams and North Andrews Street with plans to convert in into a concert venue and amphitheater which will be called The Plant.

"So we're doing a three phase deal here. The area that you see around here which is called phase one is our courtyard area," said Clark.

This courtyard area will have a 24 by 32 stage with a VIP area and a lounge that will cater to 1,200 people.

It will be accompanied by restaurants, bars, beer gardens and office space.

"Phase two is a large 4,000 seat amphitheater down on the open space between us in the police department," said Clark.

The amphitheater will accommodate 4,000 people where they hope to hold three to four major concerts a year.

Phase three which is the main bottling building has no set plan.

"We've got a lot of interest in it but we don't know what we're going to do. Definitely be mix use maybe some retail," said Clark.

Clark says they hope to have a little bit of something for everyone.

"Our thoughts are to have acoustic people play, maybe some plays on the big amphitheater all kind of differnt things," said Clark.

He also says he's taking some advice from his father as put together downtown Dothan's newest project.

"My dad always said you got to have good quality of life, education, you gotta have good jobs and we consider this part of the quality of life. We want people to come out and be able to enjoy themselves," said Clark.

Remodeling has already begun for the indoor facility to be completed before the first concert on December 10.

The amphitheater will be completed within the next year or two.


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