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Emery Center renovation underway as The Children’s Theatre plots purchase of historic concert hall

CINCINNATI — Construction on The Emery Center, one of downtown Cincinnati’s most historic buildings, could start in 2021. The Emery Center, which sits on Central Parkway between Walnut and Clay Streets, is currently made up of 59 apartments, Coffee Emporium, office space, and a long-dormant theater.

The apartments will be renovated in phases starting in January, but the theater’s $30 million renovation will take longer by up to the three and a half years, according to The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati.

“In real estate, we call it ‘bricks and mortar,’ said the building’s new co-owner, Chris Frutkin. “Well, there’s a lot of bricks and mortar in this building. It just goes on and on and on, [there are] whole rooms we had no idea existed.”

Emery Theatre from stage

Terry Helmer

The Emery Theatre will require about $30 million in renovations before it becomes the home of The Children’s Theatre of Cincinnati.

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Salt Lake Temple renovation reaches ‘hardest stage’ with work on foundation underway

Editor’s note: This story is a part of a series highlighting Latter-day Saints for General Conference week.


SALT LAKE CITY — Temple Square already looks vastly different than it did nine months ago when crews began the massive Salt Lake Temple renovation project.

Gone are the majority of temple add-ons constructed in the 1960s, such as the north side entrance, chapel and sealing room addition, and nearly all objects that were located in the space north and south of the temple. Other buildings, such as the South Visitors’ Center, were demolished in January.

There’s also a large pit surrounding the historic structure after crews created a retaining wall around it as they work to strengthen the temple’s foundation.

“The next stage is probably the hardest, where we work on strengthening the foundation by adding to the foundation,” said Andy Kirby, director of historic temple renovations for The Church of Jesus

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The Builders Home & Remodeling Show is underway

With 70,000 square feet available, this show offers plenty of space to stay socially distant.

ST. LOUIS — The Builders Home & Remodeling Show is underway. Doors opened at 10 a.m. today at the St. Charles Convention Center.

This is a great place to check out if you’re planning some fall and winter projects this year.

With 70,000 square feet available, this show offers plenty of space to stay socially distant.

The Builders Home & Remodeling Show runs from September 25 – 27, 2020. The hours for Friday and Saturday are 10 a.m. to 7 p.m., and the hours for Sunday are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

It takes place at the St. Charles Convention Center, which is located at One Convention Center Plaza in Saint Charles, Mo. For more information, call (314) 994-7700 or visit stlhomeshow.com/HomeRemodeling.

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