North American A municipal building or building complex, often publicly financed, with space for conventions, sports events, and theatrical entertainment.
- The third option would be to re-provide the services enjoyed in the civic centre in another building.
- In the old days when this was the civic centre for the community, the police were in this building as part of a large representation of local governance.
- Despite provision for elderly mall-walkers and the occasional concert, arts fair, or church service, few malls served as true civic centers.
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