Hubbard Ballroom undergoing renovation

DEARBORN — The Hubbard Ballroom at the Ford Community & Performing Arts Center is undergoing an extensive renovation as part of the Dearborn Recreation & Parks Department’s continuing efforts to recognize and address the changing needs of the community.

The Hubbard Ballroom was part of the former Dearborn Civic Center, which was built in the late 1950s. Originally named the Dome Room, the space was designed for roller skating, which was a popular activity during the post-war era.

As interest in roller skating diminished, the Dome Room became more of a multi-use facility, hosting dances, sports banquets, trade shows and concerts.

When the Ford Center opened in 2001, the Dome Room was retained and incorporated into the new building. It was later renamed and continued to function as a multi-use facility.

The current renovation will create a more specialized facility, transforming the 15,000-square-foot room into a banquet hall with rich mahogany paneling on the walls, a refurbished hardwood floor, encircling soffits and entirely new accent lighting.

“This renovation will create a one-of-a-kind facility in Dearborn,” said Martin Zbosnik, who is overseeing the project for the Recreation & Parks Department.

“With its 800-guest capacity, the new Hubbard Ballroom will offer both elegance and functionality at affordable prices for any type of gala gathering from class reunions, to banquets, to wedding receptions,” he said.

The renovation is expected to be completed in early April.

For further information concerning the new Hubbard Ballroom, or to book an event, call the Sales Department at 313-943-2381.