Memorial Hall Society en Memorial Hall lease deal will fund renovations <p>Historic Memorial Hall in Over-the-Rhine is getting a new lease on life.</p><p>Hamilton County Commissioners are leasing the performance hall to 3CDC. The 40-year-deal will allow for major renovations.</p><p>Marge Hammelrath is CEO of the Memorial Hall Society. She says the organization will maintain oversight of the building and its operations.</p><p>"That's our thing that we worked for in this agreement. We wanted to make sure that the hall stays in the hands of the people and we represent {the} community as a non profit," she says.</p> Wed, 27 Feb 2013 19:43:13 +0000 Tana Weingartner 9717 at Memorial Hall lease deal will fund renovations Partnership considered to rehab Memorial Hall <p>Memorial Hall is one of Hamilton County's storied venues but it often sits empty because of a lack of modern amenities like air conditioning.</p><p>The Memorial Hall Society, 3CDC and Hamilton County Commissioners are considering a partnership to revitalize the building.</p><p>Society president Bill Baumann says, "Our vision for Memorial Hall is to help it transition from an underutilized facility to and active arts center with a diverse offering of music concerts and other performing arts programs, film presentations, lectures and art exhibitions."</p> Mon, 05 Nov 2012 21:02:04 +0000 Tana Weingartner 5756 at Partnership considered to rehab Memorial Hall