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Date set for new downtown convention hotel groundbreaking

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The mayor's office has released the date of the groundbreaking for the new downtown hotel.

The developer. HCW, and the mayor's office says March 10 at 3:00 p.m. is the date set for the official groundbreaking for the $71.3 million Convention Center Hotel. 

Evansville Mayor Lloyd Winnecke states, "The groundbreaking is yet another important milestone for this project and our local workforce is eager to begin construction. The 257 room hotel will put our city back on the map for convention business, as well as spur additional downtown development. HCW has been a great partner throughout this process and we look forward to opening the doors in the Fall of 2015."

The project was set to start in January, but after a harsh winter, the developer says they are now ready to get the work underway.

HCW officials say the hotel will be ready to open by fall of 2015.

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