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Judge Dismissed Suit Against Lawmakers Over Fillmore Music Venue

The $11.2 million to renovate the abandoned department store is partially funded by the state and county.

The Fillmore music venue, slated to open this fall, was the center of a recently dismissed lawsuit against state and county officials, reported by the Gazette.

It's My Party operates multiple nightclubs in the area, including 9:30 Club in Washington, D.C., Ram's Head Live in Baltimore and Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, and claims that it's competitor Live Nation was given an unfair financial advantage in the bid to operate The Fillmore.

Judge Steven I. Platt dismissed the case because separation of powers prohibits the court from interfering with the lawmakers' decision.

The $11.2 million to renovate the abandoned department store is partially funded by the state and county. The project received $4 million each from the state of Maryland and Montgomery County, for a total of $8 million. An additional $3.2 million came from other county projects that were under budget. 

Live Nation will manage the business and contribute an additional $2 million of money toward utility and maintenance costs for the building.

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