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ST. LOUIS (KMOX) - The tornado at Lambert Airport’s Concourse C, nearly a year ago.  But Monday morning it reopens.

Airport Spokesman Jeff Lea says repairing the ceiling, windows and interior cost more than the original estimate of 35-million and could run to 50-million, but insurance will cover all but several thousand dollars. He says when Monday comes, passengers will see a bonus.

“While the concourse was closed for repairs due to the tornado damage we also completed our renovations that had been planned prior to the tornado damage” said Lea.

That means a newly tiled concourse with better lighting and directories, along with new art installations.

Along with the repair work there will be a Schlafly Beer Bar and Grill, a Mediterranean Cafe and an expanded Starbucks.

American, Frontier and Cape Air will move their operations back to Concourse C on Sunday night.

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