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Embassy Theater Closer to Renovations Goals

The Embassy Theater is one step closer to it's renovation goals.
"This will generate new opportunities, economic business growth, and it will also revitalize the Embassy itself." - Kelly Updike, Executive Director
The Embassy Theater is one step closer to it's renovation goals. 

The Fort Wayne City Council approved $750,000 dollars in legacy funds to go towards the Indiana Hotel Renovation Project.

The Embassy is trying to raise $10 million dollars to turn the old hotel, which has sat empty for over 49 years, into a 2 level ballroom, new offices, and a rooftop garden.

Executive Director Kelly Updike says the project will help downtown Fort Wayne continue to grow.

"It's good for us, and it's a good use of Legacy funds.  We're an economic driver in downtown.  This will generate new opportunities, economic business growth, and it will also revitalize the Embassy itself."

Updike says they have raised $6 million dollars in just under a year and if they hit their fundraising goals, construction could start as soon as next summer.
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