EVANSVILLE, Ind. (AP) — A county official says Evansville's convention center might have to be shut down unless city financial backing of a proposed 12-story downtown hotel wins approval.
Vanderburgh County Commissioners President Marsha Abell says the convention center has an operating deficit of more than $160,000 and that the hotel is needed to help it attract more events.
Abell tells the Evansville Courier & Press the convention center can't continue operating at a loss.
Abell's comments come as a majority of City Council members have come out against the mayor's proposal for $37.5 million in city subsidies toward the estimated $74 million project.
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