YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Improvements continue to be made to Stambaugh Auditorium in Youngstown as part of the venue’s capital campaign.
The Youngstown Foundation gave two $25,000 grants to the project. Those funds went toward, but are not limited to, the completed kitchen renovation, the addition of wall storage closets that also provide cleaner sight lines, and an expanded entryway with marble flooring harvested from the corporate headquarters of the Truscon Steel Building.
The Hine Memorial Fund donated $25,000 for the addition of a new ADA ramp built off of the expanded entryway in the Grand Ballroom. The Grand Ballroom renovations are expected to be completed in February.
The capital campaign has raised $1.3 million since March of 2013. The scheduled improvements include updates to paint and décor and new lighting and carpeting.
There also will be improvements to the HVAC system to make the space more comfortable. The addition of wing walls to the kitchen entrance and a small stage to the north end of the room will enhance the functionality of the space for fundraisers, weddings, lectures and other events.
The large, original mirror ball will return to the center of the room once the renovations are complete.