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Motor House arts center to anchor Station North neighborhood
Motor House arts center to anchor Station North neighborhood

Excitement and anticipation filled a vacant automobile sales agency this week. A $6.5 million refurbishment of the newly named Motor House on North Avenue was being celebrated as this arts center project gets launched. I watched its prospective tenants walk this 1914 structure's bare wood floors and envision the new life this fine structure promises as its makeover begins. It's being called an arts anchor facility for the Station North neighborhood, but this neighborhood is one with plenty of big-deal spaces. Ten years ago, who would have thought that two college presidents, bankers, nonprofit foundation leaders, engineers and architects would be at 120 W. North Ave. to...

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