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Park Theatre work finally begins
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After more than a decade of planning, work has begun.Park Theatre renovation is under way as a portion of the back parking lot has been sectioned off for the contractor to use and a subcontractor has already inspected the marquee.On Tuesday morning, crews were inside the building doing repair work to the medallions and tearing down a brick wall.“Park Theatre renovation has started,” said McMinnville Public Works director Bill Brock. “It’s very little and not obvious construction, but the contractor is on site.”W&O Construction was hired by the city for the $2 million renovation. A crew has begun restoration of the medallions that were partially destroyed during a prior renovation that turned the historic theatre into offices.