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Fate of abandoned Six Flags amusement park delayed

Fate of abandoned Six Flags amusement park delayed

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The latest effort to redevelop the site of the abandoned Six Flags amusement park in eastern New Orleans has hit a snag.

Several local news outlets report the Industrial Development Board, a public corporation that manages the property, decided Tuesday against selecting an outside firm to appraise the property's value. Members were concerned about whether the lowest bidder for the job might have a conflict of interest.

That bidder, Thorns Consulting, wanted to charge the board $22,500. The company is run by former IDB President Jimmie Thorns Jr., who resigned from the board in 2008.

The board ultimately rejected Thorns but did not select any of the other companies that applied to do the appraisal.

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