Owners of the Gorge Ampitheater seek big expansion

EPHRATA, Wash. (AP) - The owners of The Gorge Amphitheater in central Washington are considering a big expansion of the concert venue.

The Grant County Planning Department has received a request from Live Nation for major changes.

The Columbia Basin Herald reports that Live Nation applied this month to change its land use classification from Recreation Development to Master Planned Resort. The company wants to open a restaurant, caf, cabins, outdoor cinema, grocery and camping stores, more stage space, additional RV spaces and more camping locations on the sprawling site.

If approved, the work would begin next year and add more than 1,000 camping sites.