Preservation Row: brighter future for Boyd

posted by Michael Zoldessy on July 13, 2009 at 4:45 am

PHILADELPHIA, PA — Some positive developments announced last week for the Boyd Theatre.

Friends and fans of the Boyd Theatre, the faded Art Deco movie palace on Chestnut Street, gathered under the marquee this afternoon to celebrate a double bill of good news:

  • The developer who is planning to restore the theater and build an adjacent boutique hotel is “close to the final acquisition” of the property, announced Howard Haas, president of the Friends of the Boyd organization.

  • And Philadelphia City Council last month finally passed Councilman Bill Green’s measure that would authorize historic designation for building interiors, a bill motivated by the threat to the Boyd.

Read the full story at Plan Philly.

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