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Council votes to move forward with Shreveport Aquarium

6 months 1 week 5 days ago October 13, 2016 Oct 13, 2016 Thursday, October 13 2016 October 13, 2016 8:53 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: AP News

SHREVEPORT - Shreveport's city council has voted to move forward with bringing a public aquarium to Northwest Louisiana.

The council Tuesday voted for a plan that allows the city to lease the empty Barnwell Garden & Art Center to the Planet Aqua Group.

The city will bring the historic building up to code using a $1.5 million bond issued in 2011. Once complete, Planet Aqua will invest $2.8 million to improve the Barnwell and move its company headquarters to Shreveport.

The city will bring the Barnwell building up to code using a $1.5 million bond issued by voters in 2011. Once complete, Planet Aqua will invest $2.8 million to improve the Barnwell and move its company headquarters to Shreveport.

The Shreveport Aquarium will be the group's first venture.

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