Mariucci, others meet to discuss future of Beacon House

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MARQUETTE, Mich. (WLUC) - Longtime Beacon House benefactor and U.P. native, Steve Mariucci, was in Marquette Monday afternoon to meet with city officials and others about the future of the Beacon House.

They’re looking to build a new location in Marquette, but first they need to raise the money, with $3 million needed for the first phase. That will lead to the construction for a 20-guest room Beacon House.

Mariucci explained what the future of Beacon House might be.

“We're committed to make it bigger and better and more convenient for them right next to the hospital, so this meeting that we're having here with people from town and even from out of town is to brainstorm how we're going to build this new building and we're going to ask for the community support. We need the community support and we'll go from there, but we're optimistic that we're going to get this done,” Mariucci said.

Phases two and three would add additional rooms to the Beacon House. In total, the project could cost about $6 million.

Since 2002, the Beacon House has provided 200,000 guest nights.

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