New entertainment complex to be built at Graceland

The $45 million complex will include exhibits that highlight the late singer's life and career exploits in music and film

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FILE - This August 2010 file photo, shows Graceland, Elvis Presley's home in Memphis, Tenn. Over a hundred authenticated artifacts are up for auction Thursday, Aug. 13, 2015, as part of Elvis Week at Graceland. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey, File)

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) – Graceland officials say a new 200,000-square-foot entertainment complex will be built across the street from Elvis Presley’s former home-turned-museum.

Officials with the Memphis-based tourist attraction said Thursday that the $45 million complex will include exhibits that highlight the late singer’s life and career exploits in music and film. Presley died in Memphis on Aug. 16, 1977.

Graceland says the entertainment complex is part of a $137 million expansion that includes the construction of a $92 million hotel, The Guest House at Graceland. The 450-room hotel is set to open Oct. 27.

The Commercial Appeal reports that the new complex will replace the existing complex, which contains a car museum, restaurants and memorabilia shops. Graceland says it is set to be completed in the spring of next year.

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