The village plans to give the inside of the Royal Palm Beach Cultural Center, built in 1993, $150,000 worth of updates by next spring.
“Nothing has changed since the facility was built,” said Lou Recchio, parks and recreation director.
Work will include replacing all tile, cupboards, cabinets and counter-tops in the kitchen, as well as upgrading both restrooms.
If the village has money left over, Recchio said, it would also like to change the tiles in the lobby.
“The usage has exceeded our expectations,” Recchio said. “We never expected the facility to be used as a senior center during the day, so it’s being used a lot more than what was previously anticipated.”
The 6,300-square-foot facility is home for a wide variety of cultural events, including concerts, shows, dances. It also hosts business meetings, private parties and community activities.
Village Manager Ray Liggins said the village has wanted to give the inside of the center a face-lift for some time, but the recession put those plans on hold the past few years.
“It was something that kept getting put off because what’s there is 100 percent functional,” Liggins said. “We did put in new chairs, carpet and curtains so it would look good.”
Recchio said the village will begin soliciting bids after the holidays, with work most likely starting in the spring. The project should take about 90-120 days, Recchio said.