You dont have to pardon the dust any longer at 222 East Monroe Street. Thats because the dramatic changes to Herberger Theater Center are finally done.
In 2006, voters approved a bond that would upgrade the 21-year-old downtown Phoenix performing arts venue. As a result, construction crews didnt just apply a fresh coat of paint. They pretty much went to town.
The $16.6 million revamping includes a partial-exterior facelift to the sides facing Monroe and Van Buren streets. Theres also a feng shui-ing of the joints interior, ranging from a redesigned lobby and green-conscious energy applications to more accessible theaters to beefed-up concessions and box-office capabilities.
Check out the upgraded digs during the Herberger Theater Festival of the Arts, which goes off with tours, performances, live music, film shorts, and grub.
Sat., Oct. 2, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 2010