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Tue December 10, 2013

Voters Considering Bonds To Renovate Little Rock Music Hall

Voters in Little Rock are considering a proposal to pay for up to $73.5 million in renovations to the city's Robinson Center Music Hall.

Robinson Center Music Hall
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Polls are open from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Tuesday. The plan asks voters to dedicate a portion of the city's existing 2 percent restaurant and hotel tax to repay bonds for the project.

The tax had been used for the construction of the Statehouse Convention Center, and those bonds are about to be retired.

The music hall in downtown Little Rock was built in 1939 and hasn't had any major renovations.

The plan calls for a reconfiguration of the performance space, creating two tiers of balcony seats. The theater seats about 2,600 people now. The renovations would drop the seating capacity to 2,120.