From Michael Hibblen with our content partner, KUAR-FM 89 News:
A $68 million renovation to the Robinson Center Music Hall in Little Rock is on the table.
The theater was built in 1939 and renovated in the 1970s. Backers said Tuesday that it’s time for another update.
The performance area would be reconfigured to make it more intimate. Backstage, the theater would add space and make it easier for touring productions to set up.
Plans also call for updated meeting spaces. Organizers plan to go to the city board next Tuesday evening with their proposal.
An election to use proceeds from a 2 percent tourism tax could be held as soon as December to help finance improvements.
Gretchen Hall, director of the Little Rock Convention and Visitors Bureau, appeared on Talk Business earlier this year to discuss this project and other major initiatives underway in downtown Little Rock.