Riverbank not so sure now about theater
posted by Michael Zoldessy on January 16, 2009 at 10:40 am
RIVERBANK, CA — After purchasing it two years ago, the city is now thinking twice about investing the necessary money to revitalize the Del Rio Theater.
The mayor says he wants to board it up. One City Council member says she’s sorry the city ever bought it.
The object of their scorn? The 61-year-old Del Rio Theater at Third and Atchison streets.
Riverbank’s redevelopment agency bought the downtown landmark in 2007 for $1.7 million. The aim was to transform the one-time movie house into the centerpiece of a revitalized downtown.
Read more in the Modesto Bee.