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Friday the 13th groundbreaking planned for La Crosse Center expansion

Brad Williams

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If you’re waiting for the La Crosse city council to take a decisive, final vote on proceeding with the La Crosse Center expansion plan, you may have missed it. 

Actually, one final vote on the $42-million project really isn’t needed, because several of the construction contracts have already been approved by the council. 

Center director Art Fahey says agreements for steel and concrete work were given the OK earlier this month.

Fahey announced Tuesday that the groundbreaking date for the renovation is set for 10 a.m., Friday, Dec. 13. It will probably take place near the main arena entrance at 2nd and Pearl streets.

Fahey also said he considers Friday the 13th just another day on the calendar. 

Much of the construction is planned between the 2020 and 2021 meetings of the MOSES organic farming conference, which is one of the biggest events every year at the La Crosse Center.

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