Rumors have been swirling for days that Tyler Perry or one of his affiliated companies has purchased a huge plot of land west of Six Flags Over Georgia in Douglas County, according to a report in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
When trying to reach Tyler Perry Studios, who has a large facility next to Greenbriar Mall in Southwest Atlanta, we were told by a PR representative that they had, "no information that they could provide." When asked whether or not they deny the reports that Mr. Perry purchased a new property, Cascade Patch was told, "no comment."
So the rumors of whether or not Tyler Perry will be packing up his SW Atlanta facility and moving it even further west, will continue...In my opinion, if Mr. Perry is actually buying the land, he is most likely building more sound-stages and more facilities for the rising demand from the influx of films being shot in Atlanta.
According to the AJC, "the company, ETPC Company LLC, acquired 856 acres about eight miles southwest of Six Flags Over Georgia. The property is just south of Sweetwater Creek State Park and I-20."
ETPC Company LLC shares the same address and suite number of Tyler Perry Studios LLC and Tyler Perry Studios Casting on 10th Street in west Midtown, says the AJC. For this reason, the AJC believes that there is definitely a Tyler Perry connection to the purchased property.
The AJC, like Cascade Patch, has not been able to confirm whether or not Tyler Perry is behind this purchase, nor can we figure out what purpose he may have for the land.
Tyler Perry Studios near Greenbriar Pkwy currently holds 5 sound-stages, a large theater, and a bunch of editing facilities. It has suffered from 2 fires since its opening in 2008, but has been a welcome addition to the Greenbriar community.
Please return to Cascade Patch for updates to the story once more details become available.
Do you think Tyler Perry is saying goodbye to his Southwest Atlanta facilities, to build this new location? Or do you think there is another explanation, tell us in the comments section.