- A new movie theater may move into the old Sears location in the Wausau Center Mall.
Tuesday, the Wausau Economic Development Committee voted unanimously to recommend Micon Cinemas of Eau Claire to fill that space.
According to Alderman Pat Peckham, the city will need to help finance $1.7 million to bring the theater there, but first that proposal will be discussed by the city's finance committee.
"It's going to draw people downtown that may not normally come downtown," said Peckham.
As of right now, most people from Wausau have to travel to Rothschild and other neighboring communities to go to a movie theater.
"Make this happen, that's basically what we said," said Peckham.
The proposal will move to the Wausau Finance Committee and then to the city council.
|Story By: Newswatch 12 News Team