PULSE Property To Become Memorial, Museum

PULSE Nightclub Owner Turning Site Into Memorial

The owner of the Orlando nightclub where the nation’s worst mass shooting in modern history occurred last June says the property will eventually become a memorial and a museum.

Pulse owner Barbara Poma says the one PULSE Foundation she created after deciding not to sell the property to the city wants an “iconic, meaningful, national” site that will serve many purposes.

“It isn’t easy for me to stand on this site. What began as a place for fun and joy is now sacred ground,” said Poma at a Thursday media gathering.

Supporters of the victims of the recent mass shooting at the Pulse nightclub attend a vigil at Lake Eola Park, Sunday, June 19, 2016, Orlando, Fla. Tens of thousands of people attended the vigil. (AP Photo/John Raoux)

What today’s announcement did not come with detail, things like what the S. Orange Ave. memorial and museum will look like, how it will be funded, or when it will open.

Poma admitted she really has no idea what the final product will be like, but that it will reflect the input of victims and the families and many others in the community.

People still visit the property ten months after an ISIS-inspired terrorist shot and killed 49 patrons and wounded another 53.