Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 11:15 pm (Updated: April 9, 11:31 pm)
After many ups and downs over more than a decade, it was decided this week that a new facility for the Southern Appalachian Railway Museum at Heritage Center would not be built due to budget constraints.
The lowest qualified bid for the 3,315-square-foot facility came in at nearly $1 million — 26 percent more than expected. The Community Reuse Organization of East Tennessee’s Heritage Center, LLC, along with SARM, determined that the cost was prohibitive to move ahead with construction.
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