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Dome Building exterior reno almost complete

The architectural plans for the interior of the restored Display Building No. 2. The Provincial Exhibition is hoping to be able to open offices in the historic building within two years.

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The architectural plans for the interior of the restored Display Building No. 2. The Provincial Exhibition is hoping to be able to open offices in the historic building within two years.

Breakfast Under the Domes will be kicking off the last day of this year’s Manitoba Summer Fair.

The Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba will host Breakfast Under the Domes in the Dome Building on the Keystone Centre grounds on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

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The Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba will host Breakfast Under the Domes in the Dome Building on the Keystone Centre grounds on Sunday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. (TIM SMITH/BRANDON SUN)

The Provincial Exhibition of Manitoba is inviting the community to join the organization for a pancake breakfast Sunday morning to show off the work that has been done on the 101-year-old building.

"The exterior is very close to being finished," said general manager Rob O’Connor. "There is a bit of roofing to be done, but it is almost complete."

O’Connor explained that the only work that is complete inside Display Building No. 2 is the new heated floor. More funds need to be raised before the interior of the building will be completed.

"I am amazed by the amount of money that has come from the community," O’Connor said. "Lots of these types of projects get by on only government money. This has really become a community project."

If the work to the interior of the building goes ahead as scheduled, the Provincial Exhibition is hoping to be able to open offices there within two years.

The next step will be installing new windows and doors inside the building. O’Connor said they have received a matching grant of $30,000 from the province for this step.

"The construction company has done a great job at keeping the costs lower than predicted," O’Connor said.

The original estimation for the full building restoration was $7.1 million. O’Connor said the exterior has cost $3 million already and the interior will be around $3.4 million.

Display Building No. 2 is open every day of the Summer Fair with museum items set up to show the history. This display also includes the architectural plans for the new interior of the building.

"This is an opportunity for us to show the community what stage the process is at," O’Connor said. "The community has donated so much money already and it really is a community project."

The Breakfast Under the Domes will be Sunday from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. The cost is $5 per person or $3 with a non-perishable food donation. There is no gate admission for the fair if you stay after the pancake breakfast.

» mlane@brandonsun.com

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition June 7, 2014

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The Dome building, to succeed, will have to become a magnet. Im not sure the magnet is identified.

It's a great looking building. Im glad it was saved from the proverbial wrecking ball. We don't need two "Prince Edward Hotels" in the same town.

Why and how it was saved would make an interesting story.

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