Unique Theater Needs Help
SALIDA, CO — The Unique Theater in Salida, Colorado may be destroyed to make way for another restaurant in the small mountain town. Recently, the theater was offered for sale due to structural concerns. During which time, the town council was approached requesting the 100-year-old theater be made into a historical landmark. The town council voted down the request giving the developer the possibility of destroying the theater portion while still applying for historical grants for the front area.
The current owner of the theater, John Groy, does not want the theater to be torn down, but does not have the funds to keep it going. A developer in the area is the only one offering funds and “expects” he may have to destroy the 100-foot theater section. He plans to turn the front area into a possible nightclub or restaurant, and more than likely will not continue it as a theater even if the 100 foot section is saved.
Groy would consider other offers to keep the theater going.
The Unique Theater truly stands up to its name, and one of the last of its kind in the area. It would be a sad blow to history to loose the landmark and heritage the theater has created over the years.
Save the Unique Theater! (the only Unique Theater in the search that still stands..)
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