At Tuesday’s city council meeting, the Grapevine City Council approved funds for animatronic gun fighters to be placed atop the new Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) Building.  The two gunfighters will be called “Harris” and “Sam Bass.”  Once completed the animated gun fight will take place daily at high noon and six o’clock pm.  The show will last for roughly four minutes.  The price tag for the animated gun fighters will be $161,840. 

Clock and Temperature Apparatus

In addition, the City Council approved $63,915 for a vertical clock and vertical temperature apparatus to sit in the clock tower of the new CVB building.  Now we have never heard of a vertical clock, so this should be interesting.  A vertical temperature gauge sounds something like a thermometer.  Both the clock and the temperature gauge will be chain driven.

New CVB Building Construction

Originally slated for completion in Spring 2011, the latest we have heard is that the new building will be complete sometime in July.  This $14 million facility will be a showpiece for downtown Grapevine.  With its beautiful architecture and historical ambiance the building will surely draw a crowd from both locals and visitors to Grapevine alike.

The new 40,000 square foot CVB building will hold the Visitor’s Information Center, office space for the Convention and Visitor’s Bureau, as well as retail space.  We look forward to seeing the new facility (and the gun show) once they are complete.