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Larry and Judy Reed, a husband and wife team that together manages Bellevue’s Knights of Columbus Hall, pose for a photo Friday after discussing plans for a new hall in premises currently occupied by B&B Grill and Arcade and a dog-training business.

The Bellevue Knights of Columbus Council 6192, whose longtime home at 205 Industrial Drive was destroyed by flooding, will relocate to a building near Harvell Drive and Lincoln Road across from the Bellevue Public Library.

Larry Reed, who together with his wife, Judy, manages the Knights of Columbus Hall, said two connected bays were purchased from Charv’s Contracting. The bays currently house B&B Grill and Arcade at 1020 Lincoln Road and an adjacent dog-training business at 1020A Lincoln Road.

Together, Reed said, the connected bays will provide approximately the same amount of space as the previous hall, which sat just south of the end of Hancock Street and was flooded to its rooftop during the March flood.

Reed said he hopes the two bays can be renovated and a ribbon-cutting ceremony held yet this year. He said several walls must be taken down and extensive plumbing and electrical work conducted.

In addition, he said, a parking lot will be added on a grassy area directly west of the building. Together with existing parking in the retail complex, Reed estimates the new hall will offer about 250 parking spaces.

He said he hopes a second green space directly north of the two bays, which the Knights are also purchasing, will be used for outdoor events such as an Oktoberfest celebration.

All told, Reed said, the hall should be able to accommodate between 250 and 300 people for Lenten fish fries, weddings and other events that fill its annual calendar.

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