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McMenamins Finishing Bothell Project, Tacoma’s Elks is Up Next…
Lately it seems that any news has been good news when it comes to the Tacoma McMenamins Elks Temple.
Well, this certainly falls into that category: If what we're reading in The News Tribune this morning is true, you could see ground-breaking on the project within a year - possibly as early as next March. That Bothell Anderson School renovation that took priority on the McMenamins to-do list is nearly done, which makes Tacoma's Elks building next, pending funding.
The McMenamins seem optimistic on the question of funding, feeling that investors will like what they've done with the money they put into the Bothell project. The Anderson School was the McMenamins first foray into working with outside funders. It sounds like a success, with enough money raised, and a "great group of interested investors," who, according to the TNT, might be interested in the Tacoma project as well.
If all the pieces fall into place the way the McMenamins hope they will, a renovated Elks Temple could be open and serving by spring 2017. That's a long time to hold our breath...
UPDATE: Also in fun, McMenamins in Tacoma-related news this week...If you visit the McMenamins Pubs Facebook page right now, the cover photo you'll see features a flock (is that the right word?) of goats in front of a familiar looking building. The goats are from Rent-a-Ruminant, and they're featured in a YouTube video explaining how they help with weed control on the slopes next to the historic building.
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