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$10M donors decline Ordway project naming rights

June 12, 2014
Associated Press

ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — A St. Paul couple who gave $10 million to build a new concert hall at Ordway Center have declined to have the 1,100-seat venue named after them.

Instead, the hall will have a plaque indicating the support of John and Ruth Huss.

Kevin Ramach, president of the Arts Partnership, the umbrella group for the Ordway's principal users, tells the Star Tribune (http://strib.mn/1lk7Ks8 ) the couple felt that since the Ordway's music hall did not have a name, they didn't think the concert hall should be any different.

The hall is part of an Ordway expansion. The Ordway's first-floor lobby and outside area fronting Rice Park will be known as 3M Plaza. Public spaces on the second level will be known as the Target Atrium, while the third-level lobby will honor Securian.

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Information from: Star Tribune, http://www.startribune.com

 
 

 

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