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$4M renovation coming to Pink Palace Mansion

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MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) -

Pink Palace is getting a $4 million renovation.

Thursday was Vikki Lynch's first trip to The Mansion at the Pink Palace.

"It's gorgeous, all the marble and carvings," Lynch said.

But soon Lynch and the Pink Palace's 1,000,000 annual visitors will see a whole new Mansion.

"We're going to reimagine the whole place," Pink Palace Director Steve Pike said.

He's talking about a $4 million renovation to The Mansion. It's paid for half with city money and half with private donations. When it reopens it will have a replica Piggly Wiggly store, a circus, and even a streetscape of Beale and Main Streets. If you want to know more about what you're seeing there's an app for that.

"We're going to have a digital docent function," Pike said. "So you can take your smartphone. You look at something we have on exhibit and learn more about it."

The Mansion at the Pink Palace is scheduled to reopen in March of 2018. During the renovation the rest of the Pink Palace will remain open to the public.

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