Other construction is going on in downtown Midland like the refurbishing of the Ritz Theater.

According to the Midland Reporter-Telegram, constructions crews began the renovation process to turn the Ritz Theater into the headquarters of Basin PBS.

The project will renovate the old theater to have a 50's look outsinde, with a modern TV studio inside.

The Ritz Theater was build in the late 1920's and besides being a movie theater for most of its years it has also been a night club but has been abandoned since 2003 and now is in need of a total gutting out of the interior which the crews plan on doing.

Basin PBS is planning on beginning operations in their new downtown Midland home in the summer of 2017.