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Butte in the spotlight on new HGTV show

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A new home renovation show on the HGTV channel called "Butteification" is set in Butte. The project began last November and the premiere of the show is Wednesday evening.

West Park Street in Uptown Butte is lined with beautiful homes dating back to the 1800s. With homes that old, they may need some renovations and that's where 'Butteification' comes in.

“It is a home that the family has lived in for 20 years, and they always wanted to do a renovation, but something has always come up,” said Stephanie Sorini, executive director of the Butte Chamber of Commerce.

Contractors Amy and Ty Free pitched the idea of fixing up homes in Butte to HGTV and after doing some research on the Mining City, the network contacted the Butte Chamber of Commerce to find the perfect home to renovate.

"Not only did HGTV do a wonderful job on the renovation, but they were able to capture Butte," said Sorini.

The crews spent quite some time in Butte working on the house, but while doing that they also got to experience all that Butte has to offer.

“They stayed at our hotels and ate at our restaurants and were really able to appreciate the beauty of our community,” said Sorini.

If the show does well, the Mining City will be seeing a lot more of HGTV, and the Chamber of Commerce already has a few more homes that need renovations in mind.

‘Butteification' is scheduled to air on Wednesday HGTV at 9 pm. There will also be a viewing party sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce at the Copper King Hotel at 7 p.m.

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