A Very Brady (Ewing) Renovation

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  1. Rove

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    I'd imagine many visitors would be content in seeing those rooms. The upstairs might be more problematic structurally so I'd leave them as they are. Those rooms you mentioned are the main players here. It's where most of the drama happened.
     
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    It probably makes most of its money from non Dallas related events. Its not like its going to gain new fans, it's a dwindling audience.

    It will eventually be sold off and developed.
     
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    I think now, Southfork is just a convention center, many of whose participants may not have ever paid much attention to the old show.

    And, yes, it will likely be sold off and developed. (It's much too late to do anything to the interiors).
     
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    Yep - it will sadly go some day. While the “Bonanza” series was still airing, some people created a theme park based on the series, including a replica of the ranch house. A number of later episodes actually shot exteriors at the park (the ranch house at the studio had a “fake” exterior, a la the fake Southfork on “Dallas”). The Bonanza park was open from 1967-2005, when it finally closed, a victim of declining attendance.
     
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    I've heard that the Ponderosa was still doing well, but the Lake Tahoe property taxes were through the roof.

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    I agree. Looking at Google Earth images those new builds are fast approaching Southfork.
     
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    I'd love to see a renovation to the interiors to more faithfully reflect the show. Unfortunately, realistically the comments about audience/visitors, housing developments and the convention venue would weigh on the mind of any investor in a project with such heart. A true fan with Ewing wealth is probably the best hope for such a project, but how likely is that to happen?
     
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    There is always hope. Here in Australia this week one of our lottery games has hit $150 million. I could still invest $50 million in having the required renovations done at Southfork Ranch and still have loose change. Come to think of it I'd probably spend $100 million in producing a 30 episode continuation of Dallas to correct the flaws of TNT Dallas and offer some semblance of closure to the best series ever.

    If I win I'll be accepting applications for the following positions:

    History consultant.
    Security Guard to keep CC well away from my creation.

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    Not doing well enough to pay those taxes, and attendance was declining. How many people under 40 are aware of or care about “Bonanza”? The Lawrence Welk Theatre in Branson has also hit difficulties as the number of people who remember the old Lawrence Welk Show have aged and died. The same thing will happen or already is happening to Southfork.

    Time marches on.
     
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    I'm afraid so...but till my last breath I'll carry the memories of Dallas...and hopefully one day have the opportunity to visit Southfork Ranch.
     
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