Rimrock withdraws name change proposal

Dealership offered $15,000 a year to rename the park
2011-04-12T00:15:00Z 2011-04-13T05:45:04Z Rimrock withdraws name change proposalBy MATT HAGENGRUBER Of The Gazette Staff The Billings Gazette

Rimrock Auto Group has withdrawn its proposal to change the name of MetraPark to Rimrock Auto Park.

Yellowstone County Commissioner John Ostlund said Rimrock co-owner John Soares left a message Monday night with the commissioner's office saying that the business was no longer pursuing the name change.

The car dealership had offered $15,000 a year to rename the entire park. It already pays $100,000 a year for the naming rights on the Rimrock Auto Arena.

Public comment had been heavily opposed to the proposal, although Soares didn't give a reason for the withdrawal in his message.

Contact Matt Hagengruber at mhagengruber@billingsgazette.com or 657-1261.

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