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Oct 4, 2012 6:55 PM by David Ortiviz

Historic Pueblo landmark gets major facelift

A $10 million renovation project is underway at a historic landmark in Pueblo. Memorial hall, located by the riverwalk, is getting a new addition and a huge makeover. The theater, which was built in 1919, will now have new seating, air conditioning and a new dressing room area.

The hall hosts about two dozens performances a year, but the goal is to quadruple that with these enhancements. "We couldn't perform in the summer months because (of the heat) it was shut down. So now we'll have a 24/7, 365 days a year performance hall for the city and community of Southern Colorado," said Bill Zwick, with the City of Pueblo Planning Department.

The project is being funded by a small percent of sales tax revenues that used to go to retailers.

Construction is expected to be finished by Memorial Day of 2013.

 

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