(Le Mars) — Ribbon-cutting ceremonies along with a Chamber coffee were held Wednesday morning at Le Mars’ latest downtown venue. The Uptown Event Center is owned by Mike and Cheryl Wells and sits between the Iowa Barbecue Restaurant and Hardware Hank. Mike Wells says he thought Le Mars could use a smaller venue for special occasions.
Cheryl Wells says the facility has been in the planning stages for sometime.
The Uptown Event Center is located on a historical site for Le Mars. Mike Wells says they wanted to showcase the location’s history as part of the interior decor with black and white era-based photos of the former Union Hotel, and other downtown buildings.
The Uptown Event Center has already hosted a couple of wedding receptions.
Cheryl Wells says for people wanting to rent the facility, they need to contact the Habitue Coffeehouse and Bakery. She tells of the new Uptown Event Center’s capacity.