Grand Wayne Center officials looking to optimize space

FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – We’ve heard a lot lately about the momentum in downtown Fort Wayne.  Well, executives at the Grand Wayne Center say they’re seeing some of the effects firsthand.  They say the demand for space is growing.

It’s truly a multipurpose space.  They help host everything from conventions to workshops to weddings.  Grand Wayne Center board members gave the green light for a $49,000 utilization study.  According to board president Nancy Jordan, the study will show how they can make better use of their space.  It’s not an expansion study.  Jordan said they just want to know how they can better serve the community.  Especially with more businesses looking to open up shop downtown.  This move to continue to improve is something the Downtown Improvement District believes will help business development downtown.

“When you have something as successful as the Grand Wayne is and they continue to set new records each year, their board is looking at what more can we do. To utilize the facility from a marketing standpoint and use standpoint. So, I think it’s wonderful,” Executive Director of the Downtown Improvement District Bill Brown said.

Hunden Strategic Partners of Chicago will conduct the 12-week study.  The board will schedule the study soon.  Overall, they say this should help them better prepare for the future so they can better serve the public.

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