The Herald Bulletin

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State News

March 27, 2014

Arts center proposed for Columbus mall

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COLUMBUS, Ind.  — Part of a central Indiana shopping mall could be converted into an arts center with a 1,200-seat auditorium.

The concept outlined to Columbus officials targets a new use for the space in the downtown Commons Mall that will be vacant after Sears closes its store there this spring.

An architect estimated it could cost about $30 million to convert the store to include the performance area and the Indiana University Center for Art + Design, along with convention and office space.

Mayor Kristen Brown tells The Republic a combination of tax money and private donations could be used for the project but that no decisions have been made.

Renovations are also being considered for the nearby 135-year-old Crump Theatre so it could host community theater and musical events.

 

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