Grand Ole Opry House Set for “Facelift”

The Grand Ole Opry House will soon get a $6 million to $7 million “facelift,” according to Colin Reed, CEO of Gaylord Entertainment Corp., the building’s owner. Reed mentioned the impending project during his remarks at the Musicians Union concert held Monday (Oct. 7) at the Opry House. Jim Brown, Gaylord’s director of corporate communications, says the makeover will include access ramps, elevators and other improvements and is not expected to interfere with any scheduled events. Construction is slated to begin near the end of this year, when the Grand Ole Opry is in its annual winter run at the Ryman Auditorium, and should be completed by the fall of 2003. 10/8/02