92-Year-Old Empress Is For Sale

posted by Ross Melnick on December 24, 2003 at 7:00 am

VALLEJO, CA — The historic Empress Theatre is looking for a new owner following Robert Litwin’s decision to sell the former vaudeville and movie house after growing tired of the “city’s ‘stall tactics’ in signing a deal to help renovate and run the historic theater as the centerpiece of a revitalized downtown.”

According to the Times Herald, the asking price is $850,000, with an option for the city to buy the theater first set to run out next month. Interested parties should contact Ronald Lee Re/Max Home Advantage of Vallejo.

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garymey
garymey on December 27, 2003 at 5:28 pm

What a shame if this goes fallow. I spent a year developing a feasabilty plan, marketing and business plan for the city of Vallejo. During this time Litwin bought the property, held events and proved doiwntown Vallejo had great potential with the charming old cinema being used as a performing arts center. The city council approved a loan to do the upgrades but I don´t what kinds of shenanigans have recently occured. I´ll try to find out more.

garymey
garymey on December 27, 2003 at 5:31 pm

What a shame if this goes fallow. I spent a year developing a feasabilty plan, marketing and business plan for the city of Vallejo. During this time Litwin bought the property, held events and proved doiwntown Vallejo had great potential with the charming old cinema being used as a performing arts center. The city council approved a loan to do the upgrades but I don´t what kinds of shenanigans have recently occured. I´ll try to find out more.

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