Boston’s Gaiety Theatre: Demolition Expected Soon
BOSTON, MA — A Massachusetts state supreme court judge has refused to reverse a lower court’s ruling allowing demolition of Boston’s Gaiety Theatre. Since no legal impediment remains, demolition could start at any time.
The Glass Slipper strip club, an abutter of the Gaiety, tried to prevent demolition of the century-old theater until pending lawsuits were resolved, but the club’s attempts were denied in the Land Court, Appeals Court and now the state’s Supreme Judicial Court.
Associate Justice Francis X. Spina made his decision on Tuesday afternoon, January 11, stating that the Glass Slipper has “failed to show that they will suffer irreparable harm if an injunction does not issue.” Spina also said that the Glass Slipper lacks standing.
An attorney for the Glass Slipper said he disagreed with the decision but that the club has “exhausted the process.”
An attorney representing Kensington Investment Company, which plans to demolish the Gaiety Theatre at 665 Washington St., said he was delighted with the decision and that he did not know when demolition would begin.
Sampan, the newspaper of Boston’s Chinatown, has the full story on its web site.