Leo B Schroder Inc. submitted a base bid of nearly $7.7 million, which is far higher than the city’s estimated construction cost of about $4.6 million.
The pavilion will be rebid, and supporters are optimistic that there will be multiple bids that are in line with the cost estimate, said Jeff Ireland, a local attorney and board chair of Friends of the Levitt Dayton.
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Ireland said they do not believe the rebidding will have much impact on the construction schedule, which calls for shows beginning in June of next year.
“We … have every reason to believe we will open next summer as planned,” Ireland said.
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