Dispute Forces Close of Elvis Exhibition
It’s hard to believe that an Elvis exhibit would be closed, but it has. But, it isn’t due to any disrespect of Elvis. Who would dare do that? This is a dispute between management of the Westgate Hotel and a licensee of Graceland, the Elvis estate. As they say, “It’s nothing personal. It’s business.” And business can be down and dirty sometime.
The Las Vegas Review Journal reports this:
“They owe us quite a substantial amount of money for the improvements we made on the space,” Waltrip said. “Unfortunately they took a heavy-handed move. They were threatening to default, so we had to close the premises and protect the asset.”
He said Westgate closed the 28,000-square-foot exhibit so they could “secure the contents until we can sort this out.” When it opened in April, a Graceland executive said the exhibit had about 350 pieces from the Graceland collection.”