Renovations to Casino Theater may be closer to launch though hurdles remain
WARE, MA — The owner, Fred T. McLennan, has fulfilled his obligation to construct a protective walkway, but actual work on restoring the Casino to cinema use has actually yet to begin. Back taxes still need to be paid before a construction permit can be issued. Twinned before it closed in the 1980s, the theater may actually be a century old.
Work to renovate the building is to begin on Jan. 30 and completed by Feb. 28, according to the agreement. If McLennan fails to do the work, he agreed that the town can enter the building, have work done and that he would be liable for all costs.
Tzambazakis said she is still hopeful that work will be done, but noted that the law requires the $10,390 in taxes be paid before a permit can be obtained.
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