Opera House’s owners cited

posted by DavidWallick on May 14, 2008 at 4:41 pm

BINGHAMTON, NY — As they continue to figure out the future plans for the Riviera Theatre, the owners have been cited for not filling out the necessary paperwork and let it fall into disrepair.

The company that owns the Stone Opera House was fined $100 for failing to register the Chenango Street building as a vacant property with the city, said Wilson “Doc” Rigdon, one of the company’s partners.

The city’s vacant-property ordinance requires owners to submit a plan to rehabilitate, demolish or maintain and secure an empty building. Last month, the city took Stone Opera House LLC to court for failing to register the building.

Read the original article in the Binghamton Press & Sun-Bulletin.

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[Deleted] on May 15, 2008 at 2:28 am

From what I understand, the interiors of both the Riviera and its immediate neighbor, the Strand Theater, are in critical shape. It’s too bad they’ve been allowed to deteriorate this long. Hopefully they can be rehabilitated somehow, since there are only a couple other theater buildings left in Binghamton, including the Cameo on the city’s east side. Most of the others, with the exception of the Forum, have been lost.

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