Fire At Oakland Fox Theatre

posted by btkrefft on November 10, 2004 at 6:07 am

OAKLAND, CA — A blaze Sunday at the Oakland Fox Theatre was believed to have been started by a vagrant, according to this report from the Oakland Tribune.

The fire was kept to the office space of the Fox Building thanks to the work of over 40 firefighters who responded to the two-alarm fire. Damage to the building is estimated at $300,000 from fire, smoke and water.

Plans to turn the 3000-plus seat theater into a cabaret-style venue surrounded by retail space and a charter school proposed by Oakland Mayor Jerry Brown are pending the approval of the City Council.

The project is expected to cost about $24 million.

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rroberts on November 15, 2004 at 3:00 am

It is astounding that security can be breached on such a place. Who will pay the $300K? The Fox is a magnificent gem and MUST be saved…but not before the magnificent Uptown Theatre in Chicago. Is the plan to cut it up to make a “cabaret style venue?” Who comes up with these numbers, “24 million?”

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