Friday, December 28, 2007

Musical Instrument Museum Coming To Desert Ridge

The Desert Ridge area is set to be the new home of the Musical Instrument Museum, the world's first global musical instrument museum. The museum's directors just completed a $14.4 million deal with Life Care Services for a 21 acre piece of land located at Tatum & Mayo Blvds. Life Care Services has begun construction on the Sagewood retirement community on the remaining 84 acres of the piece of land.

As for the Musical Instrument Museum, they are hoping for a February '08 groundbreaking, with a completion date in two years. The museum will focus on historical instruments from around the world, complete with audio & video clips when available.

The director and his staff have a long road ahead of them. In addition to compiling the actual collection of instruments, designing the 75,000 square feet of museum space, and hiring curators, they are also in the process of raising the $100 million for construction and the initial acquisition of instruments.

The MIM will be the first cultural amenity in the Desert Ridge area, further enhancing the quality of life of visitors and residents.

Click Here to read the AZCentral.com article.

-Steve Nicks

[tags] Musical Instrument Museum, Desert Ridge area [/tags]