DuPage Theater meets end
LOMBARD, IL — Despite a heroic batttle fought by the Friends of the DuPage Theater, two courts refused to extend a restraining order that prevented further demolition of the theater. The auditorium was “deconstructed” earlier to facilitate a developer’s plan for the rest of the theater. The Village of Lombard had a demolition crew waiting for the 3:00 deadline to come. They wasted no time. The marquee succumbed this afternoon.
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A renowned developer had $40 million plans to redevelop the site which was to include portions of the 1928 vintage building. It is truly a sad day for Lombard.