Changes At The Trotter
COLUMBUS, Miss. (WCBI) – Changes are coming to the Trotter Convention Center in downtown Columbus.
The city council passed Mayor Robert Smith’s proposal regarding the plans in this morning’s special called meeting, November 28.
Hours will be cut back from 1 a.m. to 11 p.m. for the next six months, regardless if alcohol is served or not.
The changes come after last week’s deadly Thanksgiving shooting that took place as several hundred people were leaving the rented out building.
Mayor Smith says the change also come in fairness to the rest of Columbus’s businesses who have had to cut back their hours because of similar tragedies of this magnitude.
“Now, even if some of the organizations that have rented the Trotter, our manager will call and inform them today the decision that was made and as far as the hours, reducing the hours, and then if they decide they don’t want to continue with their function then we will refund,” says Columbus Mayor, Robert Smith.
The city says anybody renting out the Trotter Center who would like a time extension has to go before the city council to ask and it would be evaluated on a case by case basis.
Mayor Smith says after six months, the council will re-evaluate to see if they agree to moving back the Trotter hours to 1 a.m.
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