Montage Mountain Sale Floated

The Toyota Pavilion at Montage Mountain in Moosic, Pa., could be bought by lessee Live Nation, according to Lackawanna County majority commissioner Robert Cordaro.

“They want to buy it. They want to have full control of the venue with no continuing obligations,” the commissioner told the Citizen’s Voice of Wilkes-Barre. He declined to discuss the sale price for the 17,500-capacity venue, which opened in 2000.

“If I give a number out, I’m never going to get as much for it,” he said.

The shed reportedly cost $12 million to build and has changed its name twice since it opened as the Performing Arts Center of Montage Mountain. The facility was originally operated by Metropolitan Entertainment, and the county switched to then-Clear Channel Entertainment in 2002.

Live Nation spokesman John Vlautin could not comment on the report at press time.