MANITOWOC - Renovations are complete, and the often called "Jewel of the Lakeshore" is back open for business.
The Capitol Civic Centre in Manitowoc re-opened its doors to visitors Saturday evening.
The $1.2 million facelift included new paint, lighting, and bathrooms.
Community members and area businesses raised all the money for the project.
You could call it, a labor of love.
"People have long enjoyed performing and going to performances. And here, they have this wonderful historic venue that's been lovingly cared for and restored, that is unusual for a community of this size," said Matthew Schliesman, Exec. Dir., Capitol Civic Centre.
The building dates back to the 1920s, when it was a vaudeville and silent movie theater.
It's now home to local performing arts organizations and civic events.
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