Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Update: Twin City Model Railroad Museum Gets Five-Month Reprieve

The Twin City Model Railroad has received a brief reprieve—it can stay in its present location at St. Paul’s Bandana Square until spring.

According to a report by CBS Minnesota, the Museum has worked out a deal with its landlord to remain open through March, 2016.

The terms of the deal include the Museum paying its $30,000 bill to the landlord, and paying full rent and other expenses starting in December.

By staying open through Christmas, the Museum can run its popular Christmas trains schedule, earning much-needed revenue.

After March, the Museum will look for a new location for the layout. However, the Museum’s toy train division, located in a separate building in Bandana Square, will close Nov. 2.

Now the big challenge facing the Museum is raising enough funds for the move and finding a new location. Museum officials estimate they will need $250,000.

Click here to read an earlier report about the Museum’s closure.

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