By Natalie Neumann
Montgomery County has signed a deal to bring a Fillmore Music Hall to downtown Silver Spring, Maryland.
After construction is completed, the Lee Development Group will give Montgomery County the $3.5 million property on Colesville Road that formerly housed a J.C. Penney store but has been vacant for 18 years.
The state of Maryland and Montgomery County will kick in $4 million each toward the cost of building the music hall which will be owned by the county, but run by Live Nation.
County representatives say the facility will add to efforts to make Silver Spring a dynamic music and entertainment center.
The Fillmore Music Hall will be across the street from the AFI and Roundhouse Theaters.