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NorShor Restoration Moves Forward with City Council Approval

April 11, 2016 10:52 PM

The $30 million restoration project of the NorShor Theatre in downtown Duluth is moving forward after the City Council approved the plan Monday night.

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The council voted 8-1 on the comprehensive package of agreements, which paves the way for construction to get underway soon. The city says crews must start work next month because the funding is contingent on the restoration to be finished by December 2017.

Private and state funds will be used toward the restoration project. About one quarter will come from local tax dollars by way of the Duluth Economic Development Authority, which unanimously approved the project last week. 

Mayor Emily Larson said she's been waiting for this day to come for years.

"Together, we get to be a part of something transformational, and that doesn't happen very often," Larson said. "What we have in this building right now is not bringing value. What we will have is something to be incredibly proud of that will provide its own revenue stream, which will enable us to do so much more as a community."

Sherman and Associates, a private developer, will renovate the space. 


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