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$10M Donors Decline Ordway Project Naming Rights

Created: 06/12/2014 2:55 PM KSTP.com

A St. Paul couple who gave $10 million to build a new concert hall at Ordway Center have declined to have the 1,100-seat venue named after them.
    
Instead, the hall will have a plaque indicating the support of John and Ruth Huss.
    
Kevin Ramach, president of the Arts Partnership, the umbrella group for the Ordway's principal users, tells the Star Tribune the couple felt that since the Ordway's music hall did not have a name, they didn't think the concert hall should be any different.
    
The hall is part of an Ordway expansion. The Ordway's first-floor lobby and outside area fronting Rice Park will be known as 3M Plaza. Public spaces on the second level will be known as the Target Atrium, while the third-level lobby will honor Securian.

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