Local & Regional News
5:02 pm
Tue October 29, 2013

Little Rock Leaders Launch Campaign To Fund Robinson Renovation Project

Little Rock city leaders kicked off a campaign Tuesday to get citizens excited about helping to fund a $68 million renovation and expansion project at Robinson Center Music Hall.

The event was held on the steps of the auditorium, with Mayor Mark Stodola and other city leaders promoting a December 10 special election to vote on whether to use an existing two percent advertising and promotion tax to finance the additions.

Former Mayor Jim Dailey reminded those in attendance of the building’s historical significance.

"Now this building, you know, is not just a building. It is not just a part of Little Rock, and not just a part of the fabric of our community. It is part of the fabric and quality of our lives," said Dailey. 

Exactly 76 years ago on the same day, Little Rock’s City Council approved the location for the building. It was completed two years later.