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Lizzie’s Church- A Fortune to Repair


The historic Central Congregational church at 100 Rock Street, now the Culinary Institute and Abbey Grille is undergoing emergency repairs to its steeple. After debris fell to the ground from the old spire a few weeks ago, the mayor has closed the street for a city block in front of the building, much to the dismay of merchants and businesses on the street.  Traffic is being re-routed until the facade is declared safe. Owner George Karousos said this week permanent repairs could cost $1.5 million to $2 million. Netting of the steeple began this week.