Eldorado Ballroom historic music venue to undergo $9.7M update

A historic Third Ward music venue known for hosting prominent Black artists is set to undergo a $9.7 million renovation, which will include the addition of a new annex.

The updates to the Eldorado Ballroom at 2310 Elgin St. will include restoring the 10,000-square-foot building after two fires destroyed much of its interiors. However, Project Row Houses, the nonprofit that oversees Eldorado Ballroom, said in a news release that it plans to preserve as much of the original wood paneling, stucco,…