- Associated Press - Wednesday, August 27, 2014

MANISTEE, Mich. (AP) - A $60,000 federal grant will be used to help fully restore the historic Vogue Theatre in Manistee.

U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow made the announcement about the money on Wednesday. It’s being made available through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Business Enterprise Grant program.

Stabenow is a Michigan Democrat and the chairwoman of the Senate Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition and Forestry.

She calls the two-screen theater “a historical treasure for moviegoers in northern Michigan.”

The Vogue Theatre was built in 1938. It reopened to the public late last year after being closed since 2005.

Stabenow sent a letter of support in January urging U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack to consider the Vogue Theatre’s grant application.

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