The Belle Island Village project in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee has fallen off the radar over the past couple of years due to the poor economy. However, there have been new developments which give new hope for the development’s completion.
“Anyone looking for the perfect developers to take over the stalled Belle Island Village would have a hard time picking two men with better credentials in building successful Pigeon Forge businesses than Bob McManus and Darby Campbell.
The two announced Wednesday they’re the ones behind Pigeon River Land Partners LLC and are set to buy the defunct development, with plans to open at least part of it by next year under the name Riverwalk Village at LeConte Center. City Manager Earlene Teaster called the move “the most promising news about that project” she’s heard in years.
Campbell and McManus have apparently been working for several weeks to purchase the site in the middle of the Little Pigeon River. While they don’t officially have the title yet, Campbell said Wednesday he expected to have a contract from Regions Bank ready to go by this morning at the latest.
You can still visit the development’s website to learn more about Belle Island’s attractions.