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Mayor says Olympic Museum funding gap needs to be filled by the end of the month

Mayor says Olympic Museum funding gap...

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Colorado Springs Mayor John Suthers says a proposed Olympic Museum in downtown Colorado Springs would be a boon for the city's economy.

Suthers says there's a small gap in funding that needs to be filled by the end of this month.

The museum would be built on the corner of Vermijo Street and Sierra Madre Street.

"We're talking about up to 350-thousand visitors a year that would go to the Olympic museum. I think it would be a catalyst for the development of southwest downtown. We're talking about an additional 4.3 million dollars in sales tax a year," Suthers said.

City council initially voted against allocating money to the project, but it was approved in a second vote.



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