Cook Convention Center Renovations Underway

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Renovations for the Cook Convention Center in downtown Memphis are now underway. Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland and other city leaders formally kicked off the project Thursday with a ground-breaking ceremony.

The city will spend more than $160 million to update the 44-year-old building over the next two years. Another $26 million has been set aside to decorate the interior of the building.

A combination of surplus hotel-motel taxes and money from a downtown tourism development zone will help pay the hefty price tag.

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