ATLANTIC CITY — For years, people attending events at Historic Boardwalk Hall have been greeted by a dark, uninviting lobby. But that is about to change, as the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority looks to spend more than $10 million to renovate the area.

As part of the renovation, the contractor will replace the escalators, which hasn’t been done since the mid-1950s, add a set of stairs to the main lobby, add interactive video boards and build a place for artifacts from the Atlantic City Historical Museum. The project is expected to be completed by next fall.