The city of Rogers will pay for renovations at the 94-year-old Victory Theater.
What's happening: David Hook, facilities manager for the city, tells Axios the work includes:
Repointing the brick on the western third of the building and around the stage area on the interior.
Repairing damaged wood as well as windows on the front of the building.
Repainting all wood and metal on the front of the building.
Resealing the brick on the building.
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Why it matters: The theater is a historic part of downtown and one of few community theater options in the region.
Details: The City Council on Tuesday approved a $200,000 contract with Mid-Continental Restoration Co. of Fort Scott, Kansas.
Timeline: The project should start in July and last two to three weeks depending on weather and the theater schedule, Hook says.
Of note: The city owns the Victory Theater and acts as a landlord to the nonprofit organization that operates there, Arkansas Public Theatre. APT handles all productions.
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