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Land for convention center in Jonesboro up in the air again

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The land Jonesboro officials wanted to build a convention center upon is no longer available.

Mayor Harold Perrin says a third party has initiated a first right of refusal on the parcel owned by developer John Q. Hammons.

Hammons earlier had agreed to sell the 14 acres at Race and Fair Park to the city. The price is just over $4 million dollars. Legal disputes between a holding company and Hammons means the land won't be cleared for a year or two.

Mayor Perrin says, "We're going to have to kindly proceed I won't say real quick, but I would hope that within...I'm going to give you a timeframe of two to four weeks we need to have something identified because the developer is very much ready to go."

The mayor also says the city now will look for another suitable location. He says his office has already been fielding calls from prospective land owners.

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