Posted: Sep 29, 2012 7:58 PM by Melissa Schroeder - firstname.lastname@example.org
Updated: Sep 29, 2012 11:19 PM
CORPUS CHRISTI -- Volunteers showed up at The Ritz -- in downtown Corpus Christi today -- to help bring it back to it's glory days.
People worked on the leaky roof, broken doors and the stage.
A non-profit organization took ownership of this building on Chaparral last year and since then, the group's been spending time trying to get it up to code and ready to be used again.
During the 1930's, The Ritz was home to many events like stage productions and concerts.
Volunteers hope they'll have this building looking sharp again in the next one to two years so it can attract more tourists to the area.
Eric Brunkenhoefern said, "And what I'm looking forward to is seeing this help revitalize downtown. I think that this would sort of be the heartbeat for a renewal for our downtown area."
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