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Montford Park awarded tourism grant for upgrades

The Hazel Robinson Amphitheater in Montford on May 6, 2016. The outdoor venue has been awarded a tourism grant for improvements. (Photo credit: WLOS staff)

ASHEVILLE, N.C. -- An outdoor event venue that brings Shakespeare to the mountains is getting some much-needed upgrades.

The Hazel Robinson Amphitheater in Montford has been awarded a tourism grant for improvements.

Officials with the venue said that money will go towards new seating terraces and a new welcome center.

The theater will also now feature a fully-paved middle terrace for handicap access.

Officials said they are still in the permitting stages, but as soon as they are cleared by the county, construction will begin.

Construction will not affect performances.

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