Rochester, MN (KROC AM News) – The Rochester City Council Monday night approved a 5-year operating agreement with a St. Paul firm to oversee the Chateau Theatre until the city adopts a long-range plan for the historic building.

The council earlier this year selected Exhibits Development Group, which plans to organize public events, performances, and exhibits 360 days a year.

EDG CEO Amy Noble Seitz/Kim David, Townsquare Media

EDG CEO and founder Amy Noble Seitz told a Tuesday news conference her staff will be at next week’s Thursdays Downtown event to meet with the community and open the building to the public.

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EDG says its goal is to generate over 120,000 visits per year from the attractions it has planned for the Chateau. Its agreement calls for the city to 10-percent of the profits from the operation, which has been estimated at around $50,000 annually.

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