Published DateGILFORD — "Music Row" is now the official name for the new second entrance/exit into the Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion grounds.
Owner R.J. Harding told selectmen that he initially wanted to call it Meadowbrook Lane West but said Fire Chief Steve Carrier "wasn't a huge fan."
Harding explained that Carrier and Police Chief Kevin Keenan wanted the new road to be named something distinguishable from all the other roads in town and not just as an extension. For emergency purposes, he said, a distinct name makes for faster emergency response time.
He said he and his wife discussed it and Harding said she came up with the name "Music Row."
He said the new road will be referred to in ticket nomenclature as the "West Entrance" but asked selectmen to officially name it "Music Row."
Keenan and Planning Department Director John Ayre both told selectmen there was nothing like "Music Row" in Gilford and they were both fine with the name.
Selectmen voted unanimously to approve the name.
Harding got approval from the Planning Board to create a second entrance and exit Meadowbrook that will open on to Kimball Road.
The road is part of a two-part expansion of the live entertainment venue that will expand its seating capacity to 8,300 from 6,000, add a total of 396 regular parking spaces and 75 new Americans With Disabilities Act parking spaces. The expansion also allows for 2,336 more seats under an expanded pavilion along with an expanded VIP area.