July 31, 2014 12:52 pm
Updated: July 31, 2014 4:32 pm

Moncton’s Crystal Palace amusement park to close Sept. 1

MONCTON – A popular Moncton amusement park is slated to close Sept. 1.

Commercial real estate company Cadillac Fairview announced it will close Crystal Palace to make way for a new Bass Pro Shop.

The outdoor retailers will open a 110,000 square-foot store at Champlain Place in 2015, its first location in Atlantic Canada.

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“We are pleased to share that the rides have been acquired by the Maritime Fun group of companies, which includes Magic Mountain Waterpark. This ensures that this family experience remains part of the region for years to come,” said Brian MacMullin, the general manager of Champlain Place, in a statement.

The Ramada Plaza Crystal Palace Hotel and Convention Centre along with McGinnis Landing Restaurant will close two months after the amusement park on Oct. 31.

Crystal Palace was the third biggest tourism draw for New Brunswick, according to Cadillac Fairview. The company says Bass Pro Shop will be an even bigger draw for people across the region.

Park employees will receive a severance package from Cadillac Fairview. Ramada Plaza employees will also receive a severance package directly from their employer, Management 2000, according to the company’s website.

© Shaw Media, 2014

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