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Youngstown mayor invites George Lucas to build museum downtown

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Youngstown Mayor John McNally signed a letter Thursday to express interest to George Lucas about housing the the Lucas Museum Foundation downtown.

Mayor McNally's letter said that the city would like to help Mr. Lucas and his family realize the dream of building a museum of the narrative arts.

Citywide special events coordinator Mike McGiffin told 21 News, the 60 million dollar museum project was slated to be built in Chicago, but fell through because of legal issues.

McGiffin said as far as he knows, only Youngstown and Los Angeles, have publicly offered to house the museum.

The museum from the creator of Star Wars would hold paintings, photography, illustrations, cinematic art and digital art.

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