Controversy swirls around plans to reopen Jumbo Theatre

posted by HowardBHaas on September 30, 2008 at 3:45 pm

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Neigbhorhood residents are concerned about plans to restore and reopen Philadelphia’s Jumbo Theatre.

“The community hasn’t been given enough say in all of this,” the legislator said later. “They’ve got some serious concerns that need addressing.”

Among those concerns, residents say, are issues of parking, noise, capacity and late-night drunkenness.

“The venue could become a virtual nightclub, with people staying and drinking after the shows and then spilling out at 2 a.m. when they’re drunk and rowdy,” said Manny Citron, director of the neighborhood advisory committee of the New Kensington Community Development Corp.

Read the full article in the Philadelphia Daily News.

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Life's Too Short
Life's Too Short on September 30, 2008 at 9:44 pm

The controversy looks pretty silly, judging by the comments left on the PDN web site.

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