NEW BROCKTON, Ala. (WDHN) — Ronnie Gilley is known for a lot of projects throughout the Wiregrass region, and this Fourth of July weekend will be the grand reopening of Gilley’s latest project.
“Ten Buck Two is a destination location, anchored with big-time entertainment,” Gilley said. “Entertainment like nowhere else in the country especially in the months, and the years to come, it’s going to continue to grow as we go.”
Gilley plans to develop a tiny home development and a four-block town square for an active community. He originally had the idea back in 2006, but the market crash of 2008 and his jail sentencing in 2011 pushed the project back.
“The original concept was sort of what anchored my, the Branson Missouri, concept, and it was a concept that we were going to utilize to solicit a retiree demographic into our community,” Gilley said. “Because of the star power we are bringing here, we still plan to attract those people as well as anybody who is wanting an active adult lifestyle community, or family-oriented old school community. That’s what we are going to have here.”
Gilley said they already have a preliminary layout showing the proposed subdivision and streets. They should start working towards a final layout within the next 60 days hope to have products on the ground within six months.
For now, the focus is on the water park, ATV park, and summer concerts.
“Because of the COVID-19 issues, we were forced to close down, and we had just gotten off to an incredible start so we are coming back and doing it again,” Gilley said. “July 3 and July 4. July 3rd we have the one the only dynamic one, Nelly, hitting the stage right back here behind us. Uhh, Saturday morning kicks off with a huge blast at 10 a.m. We have a $10,000 bounty hole.”
After spending time in prison, Gilley credits perseverance for getting him where’s he’s at today. Gilley said he’s continuing plans that began back in 2006 for an active community that will fit many different demographics including retirees and new families.