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Lunch offers an opportunity to learn about BCS

Now's your chance to learn more about the Better City Superior initiative, and a vote Superiorites will be asked to cast Nov. 8. A lunch and learn session for Better City Superior begins at 11:45 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Dougla...

Now's your chance to learn more about the Better City Superior initiative, and a vote Superiorites will be asked to cast Nov. 8.

A lunch and learn session for Better City Superior begins at 11:45 a.m. and runs until 1 p.m. Wednesday at the Douglas County Historical Society, 1101 John Ave., Superior.

The goal of the session is to educate the public on the "Why, How & When" of the initiative.

The Better City Superior group sponsors the public lunch meeting - complete with a free lunch - to the plan behind the referendum question that appears on the Nov. 8 ballot for city residents.

"Our goal is to thoroughly explain the BCS initiative to permit Superior voters to make an informed decision when they vote on the referendum in November," said Bruce Thompson of Better City Superior. "Your eyes can only see what your mind can comprehend. It is our job to provide education, transparency and inclusion in the ideas and decisions that will move our community into the future as we design it together."

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Better City Superior proposes building a $100 million to $120 million development in downtown Superior that would include a 150-room hotel, convention center, indoor water park and indoor soccer and lacrosse fields.

Downtown Superior businesses provide the free lunch to attendees. Erbert & Gerbert's will provide sub sandwiches; Vintage Italian Pizza offers a delicious salad, and Sclavi's provides iced tea and coffee.

Dr. Greg Kehl Moore, professor and jazz program director at the University of Wisconsin-Superior, will bring a student ensemble to the DCHS stage prior to the presentation.

The doors of the DCHS will open to the public for this event at 11:30 a.m., and the luncheon is served at 11:45 a.m. Seating is limited to 80, but there may be some standing room available. The orchestra will swing into action at 12:15 p.m. for a brief set prior to Thompson's presentation at 12:35 pm.

The BCS presentation will outline the proposed development, its location, cost and amenities, along with the process the group is going through to obtain public and government support as the group works toward leveraging private investment.

Voters have an opportunity to consider support for the initiative in an advisory referendum on the Nov. 8 ballot.

A question and answer session about the BCS initiative will be held at the conclusion of Thompson's presentation.

If you are interested in and would like to learn more, this is your chance to get firsthand knowledge of the plans and goals of those behind this proposed development.

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