Historic Buzzards Bay Theater faces extinction

posted by Michael Zoldessy on June 9, 2009 at 3:45 pm

BUZZARDS BAY, MA — A meeting tonight could decide the fate of the Buzzards Bay Theater.

The Buzzards Bay Theater, which was a movie theater and local meeting place for the better part of the 20th century, now faces extinction. Its owners, Vincent and Noreen Michienzi, want to demolish the building and will meet with the town’s historic commission at a public hearing June 9 to discuss their plans. The commission can delay demolition for up to a year while they work with the owner to preserve whatever history they can, commission member Donald “Jerry” Ellis said.

The historical commission “is not trying to be a stake in the road” to property owners, Ellis said. “We’re trying to preserve the historic atmosphere of the village,” as long as it fits in with the “economic well-being” of the owners.

Read the full story in South Coast Today.

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