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The Kranzberg Arts Foundation said Thursday its renovation of the historic Cadillac Building as a St. Louis arts incubator is nearly complete.

Renamed .ZACK, the building's first and fourth floors are renovated and open. Work on the remaining two floors will be done by early next year, Kranzberg officials said.

The project, designed by U-Studios, of Swansea, includes a 200-seat theater, a restaurant and an event space able to accommodate as many as 300 people. The building is at 3224 Locust Street in the Grand Center arts district.

When completed, .ZACK also will have a music lounge, a peforming arts incubator, offices and other facilities shared by nine resident organizations.

"We created .ZACK to be a dynamic space where the arts community comes together to create, build, work and socialize," Chris Hansen, executive director of the Kranzberg Arts Foundation, said in a statement. "It's a place where patrons of the arts can mingle with artists and arts organizations."

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