Lesh Bringing Music Venue to Fairfax?

Grateful Dead bassist says he's buying a building in Marin to turn it into a concert hall, and the IJ says it's the old Good Earth building in Fairfax.

Former Grateful Dead bassist Phil Lesh posted to a website this week an indication he may be opening a new music venue in Marin County.

A post apparently signed by Ross resident Lesh on Further.net, indicates he is buying a building to be able to have "a vibrant community gathering place: beautiful, comfortable, welcoming - for members of the community to commingle and enjoy good music."

"We’re taking the first steps to make a long time dream- a permanent musical home- come true. We are purchasing a building in Marin, and plan on remodeling it to feel like an old barn; we ‘re calling it Terrapin Landing. We will continue with Furthur while making music at Terrapin Landing when we are at home," the website posts states.

An article in Friday's Marin Independent Journal sites rumors the building could end up being the Good Earth site on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. in Fairfax.

Good Earth announced last November its intentions to move from its Sir Francis Drake location and open in October 2011 in the Fair-Anselm Plaza, taking over the now-empty building that once was the home for Albertson's.

Further.net is the online home for the band with Lesh and Bob Weir (one of the founding members of the Grateful Dead), along with a number of other musicians including Jeff Chimenti, John Kadlecik, Joe Russo, Sunshine Becker and Jeff Pehrson.


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