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Tourism bureau seeking bids for visitor center

Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 3:30 pm

By Ethan Colbert

The design for the new Bowling Green Convention and Visitors Bureau building fits the community better than the previous version of the building, according to members of the local Convention and Visitors Bureau who spoke to the Times on Monday.
“It wasn’t realistic,” Margie Vogel said of the architectural plans, which were unveiled in 2007, for a 2,360-square foot building with large arching windows, an 880-square foot community room, and office space for Convention and Visitors Bureau. Vogel has served as a member of the Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors since the group’s inception in 1998.
Rebecca Glenn, another member of the Convention and Visitors Bureau Board of Directors, agreed with Vogel’s assessment saying that the proposed 2007 structure was too big in scale for a rural community such as Bowling Green.
Instead, the local Convention and Visitors Bureau announced last month plans to construct a 1,700-square foot facility on property purchased by the group in the early 2000s from Mildred Knizel.

An architectural rendering of the back porch, which will overlook the lake at the Convention and Visitors Bureau’s Visitors Center.

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