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Clore Center Update
by Greg Martin, click here for bio
Program: Fruit Grower Report
Date: April 02, 2012
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Clore Center Update. I’m Greg Martin with today’s Fruit Grower Report.
It has been a long time coming but there is a lot of activity surrounding the Walter Clore Wine and Culinary Center in Prosser. Deb Heintz with Prosser Economic Development.
HEINTZ: We’re meeting with the architects’ ALSC out of Spokane sometimes twice monthly. We have a design committee that’s working closely with them to come up with a conceptual design and the final drawings to build the building. We’re anticipating construction - breaking ground would happen fall sometime and the completion of the project should be around the latter part of 2013.
This has been a long project with many pieces like a puzzle that are all falling into place. And of course it all takes money.
HEINTZ: We’re underway and have been underway with the capital campaign. We have reached about 90% of the funding to build the center and we’re looking at approximately $800,000 remaining from the private sector to provide furniture, fixtures, equipment and the little bit of operating money that we need from now until the doors open.
There is a major event planned at the site this evening to introduce the new director of the Washington Wine Commission.
HEINTZ: Steve Warner will be hosted at a reception at the Vineyard Pavilion there on the Clore site. That will be a way for the grape growers and the winery representatives from the Yakima Valley to get to know him a little bit better and show him what we have to offer at the Clore Center as well.
That’s today’s Fruit Grower Report. I’m Greg Martin on the Ag Information Network.
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