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Public hearing on theater project held

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

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Jimmy Tashie, executive vice president of Malco Theaters, fields questions from the Sikeston City Council and city residents during a public hearing on a proposed theater renovation project Monday.
(Photo by Scott Welton, Staff)
scottw@standard-democrat.com

SIKESTON -- Extra seating was brought in to Council Chambers at City Hall to accommodate citizens attending the public hearing for a proposed theater project. It remains to be seen if Sikeston will ever see more theater seats brought in.

The public hearing on the proposal to establish a Community Improvement District in the Midtowner Village shopping center was held during the regular Sikeston City Council meeting Monday.

Bob Horn of Central Realty in St. Louis said Sikeston city officials approached his company about three years ago to see if the property owners, Malco Theaters and the city could work together to rejuvenate the Malco Trio.

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