Rep. Sykes: Akron-area Performing Arts Center To Undergo Renovations
State funds will provide EJ Thomas Hall with new roof, interior upgrades

State Rep. Emilia Strong Sykes (D-Akron) announced today that the state approved $64,500 in funding for renovations to EJ Thomas Hall in Akron. The state funds will allow for interior and exterior renovations as well as a roof replacement for the long-standing arts and culture facility.

“For 40 years, the EJ Thomas Hall has provided unforgettable experiences in the arts and culture for the Akron community,” said Rep. Sykes. “With these much needed repairs, we can ensure that the legacy of the EJ Thomas Hall will be sustained for future generations to come.”

Braun & Steidl Architects, Inc. of Akron, Summit County will provide professional design services for the EJ Thomas Renovations project. The project includes interior finish upgrades and the structural repair of concrete, in addition to replacing the roof, which will come with a 20-year warranty and long-term waterproofing.

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