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Admiral Theater, Alki Homestead and Youngstown beneficiaries as part of $28.4 million cultural facilities grants

A $28.4 million investment in capital improvement grants to 100 cultural facilities and projects across King County was signed by Executive Dow Constantine with two locations in West Seattle seeing some funding.

A grant for $95,000 for the Admiral Theater (now undergoing restoration with the next phase due to start early next year) and more than $45,000 for the Alki Homestead, also in the process of being restored by new owner Dennis Schilling. Youngstown Cultural Arts Center on Delridge Way through the Delridge Neighborhood Development Association – Elevate Youngstown – is due for $100,000.

In a press release from King County they detailed the extent of the grants.

"I proposed Building for Culture to leverage lodging taxes paid by visitors, and reinvest them in the bricks and mortar of museums, theaters, and heritage sites so we can continue to attract more visitors and locals alike," said Executive Constantine. "What's special is the depth and breadth of these investments - youth and ethnic heritage centers; the historic theatres of downtown Seattle and new cultural destinations countywide; landmarks and treasured historic buildings."

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