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Former Alexandria rodeo venue makes way for bio fuel plant

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ALEXANDRIA, La. (KNOE 8 News & AP) - A former entertainment venue off Interstate 49 is being purchased by Sundrop Fuels.

The property in Rapides Parish is currently known as Cowboy Town. It includes nearly 28 acres and a building of approximately 200,000 square feet. The Town Talk reports real estate professional Rod Noles reported a sale price of $2.5 million on his radio show Wednesday. 

Sundrop Fuels is investing nearly half a billion dollars to develop a pilot plant for bio fuel on adjacent land in the Rapides Station area.

Cowboy Town opened in 2001 as a 4,000-seat venue for events such as rodeos and concerts. Its original announced value was $5 million. It lasted only a few months, though, before closing for financial reasons.

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