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Mississippi Arts and Entertainment Center: Construction to Begin in One Month

MERIDIAN, Miss.–A state-of-the-art museum that could open in time for Mississippi’s 200th birthday will be built in downtown Meridian. Tuesday it was announced that construction will begin in October, with a groundbreaking ceremony set for Oct. 3.

The Center’s mission is to honor the state’s most famous creators, artists and entertainers, with interactive exhibits and multimedia. The overall price tag is expected at around $44 million.

The money is coming from a variety of sources, with taxpayer support.

The Center’s executive director, Marty Gamblin, told WTOK TV that Yates Construction had said they could construct the facility in 18 months, once the work is started, but that he’s banking on an opening in November 2017.

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