Wayne Theatre in danger

posted by sdoerr on December 24, 2007 at 5:45 am

WAYNE, MI – The historic 1927 vaudeville-era theatre known as the Wayne Theatre will soon join the historic Jamison Block next door as an overgrown lot according to an article in the Wayne Eagle.

Barring the arrival of a last minute investor or a sudden influx of funds, the Historic Wayne Theater will be torn down in the spring.

At a hearing of the Dangerous Buildings Appeals board on Monday, the board confirmed the original decision of the dangerous building officer, according to Peter McInerney, community development director for the City of Wayne.

The Historic Theater board, which holds the title to the property, has 30 days to file an appeal in Circuit Court, he said. If not, the city will solicit bids to demolish the structure.

Unless the amount is donated to white box the theater, it will be demolished. The non-profit that owns the theater is still actively trying to raise the needed funds.

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