Fire-damaged Springfield Theater to become triplex

posted by CSWalczak on January 6, 2010 at 10:45 am

SPRINGFIELD, VT — In 2007, it was the site of the premiere of “The Simpsons Movie;” in 2008, an arsonist torched it. But now the Springfield Theater will be reborn as a modern triplex with nine apartments in the Ellis Block, the building that contains the theater.

But it’ll be another year before anyone can take in a movie downtown.

The theater and the rooming house above it, collectively known as the Ellis Block, remain boarded up.

Bill Morlock is executive director of the Springfield Housing Authority, the group that’s spearheading the project locally.

Read more at Vermont Public Radio’s website.

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MPol
MPol on January 6, 2010 at 7:37 pm

Oh, what a bummer!! What in the world did some lout torch the place for??!? To collect insurance, maybe, or just for the heck of it??!? I got a sinking feeling in the pit of my stomach just reading this article, even though I don’t live in anywhere in VT, let alone in Springfield. I hope they get the place restored soon, and that the arsonist goes to jail!

This is worrisome, indeed. Who knows how many arsonists are running around out there?

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on January 6, 2010 at 9:27 pm

Here’s an article about the sentencing of the arsonist: View link

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