Villa Theatre To Become Furniture Showroom?
Harmons Grocery has told the Utah Heritage Foundation that they will most likely sell the Villa Theatre in Salt Lake City to a Los Angeles furniture manufacturer that would preserve the theater’s sign and facade, but use the use the interior of the building as a showroom. It is unclear what happened to the sale of the theater to buyer that wanted to convert the theater into a night club.
There is at least one group that would like to buy the theater and restore it to its 1950s glory, but so far Harmons hasn’t given them the chance. It appears that Harmons intends to sell the theater to the first person who has the money and promises to preserve the facade.
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