"Cover Story" piece on the 50-year-old, city-owned Bangor Auditorium, which has
"Cover Story" piece on the 50-year-old, city-owned Bangor Auditorium, which has reached the end of its service life, according to Bangor Mayor Michael Crowley. If funding for a new $30 million facility is not found soon, Crowley said, the conference/auditorium complex at Bass Park, once the largest events venue north of Boston, may close for good by the end of 2004. If it closes, the city will also lose an estimated $30 million a year in spin-off revenues. Officials want to replace the facility, and their campaign is at the center of a legislative debate over local option sales taxes. In fact, Bangor may become the only community in Maine authorized to levy an added 1 percent to the sales tax to finance a major project. With details about the complex, its impact on the local economy, and the campaign to replace it.
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Haskell, Meg, ""Cover Story" piece on the 50-year-old, city-owned Bangor Auditorium, which has" (2002). Maine News Index – Maine Times. 5877.
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