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Town Center Gets Upgrades

Posted on Mar 01, 2014 in Amphitheater , Improvements , March-April 2014

Digging for a Cure: In its second year, Beard Equipment Co., which owns the pink excavator used to redevelop Seaside’s amphitheater, donates all rental revenue to three cancer research facilities in the Southeast. Photo by Tom Stein

Seaside’s amphitheater is undergoing drainage system improvements and enhancements. When the project is finished, there will be 52 majestic Medjool palms replacing the oaks around the amphitheater, with an expansive walkway beneath them for the Seaside Farmers Market vendors, food carts and events. The lawn will be completely re-sodded, and new irrigation added. The old concrete parking pad bordering the amphitheater that was built for “The Truman Show” will be replaced with pavers.

During the process, you may spot a large pink John Deere excavator, from which all proceeds that are spent on the rental of the machine go toward breast cancer research.

“This is an ambitious project, and it will be messy,” says Pam Thompson, director of merchant relations and leasing. “We will fence off all the parking on the inner edge of Town Center around the amphitheater, but parking will remain on the outer edge of Town Center (in front of the businesses). Every effort to minimize disruption will be made. The end result will be spectacular!”