Redwood City pressures multiplex to close

posted by danpetitpas on November 14, 2008 at 5:45 am

REDWOOD CITY, CA — City officials, who tried for two years to close down a multiplex that was drawing patrons away from the “revitalized” downtown area, finally got their wish. The Century Park 12 closed last month.

In 2005, a 20-screen Century theater and retail center was built downtown to bring moviegoers into the struggling Broadway area.

However, the Shoe Pavilion, the only shop in the retail center, is closing because of bankruptcy, and the Downtown Business Group says area store owners have not seen any increase in business since the theater’s closing.

Read more in the Mercury News.

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