City says Senator Theatre must go dark, Wed. July 21
BALTIMORE, MD — The Baltimore Mayor’s office announced yesterday that the Senator Theatre will go dark on July 21st. The announcement is a partial response to rising concerns of North Baltimore business owners, residents, and the 2100+ member “Friends of The Senator” theatre advocacy group, regarding the uncertain fate of The Senator Theatre, an iconic, nationally renowned landmark showplace that has entertained and served the North Baltimore community continuously since 1939…
“I am sure the theater will go dark until Mr. Cusack is ready to move forward and negotiations have been completed. Mr. Kiefaber [the Senator’s former owner] is to cease all operations on the 21st under any circumstance,” declared the Deputy Mayor in a July 15th email to Friends of The Senator (FOTS) leaders.
The Senator Theatre was acquired in July of 2009 by Baltimore City, through a polarizing auction process, triggered by the city during the administration of former Mayor Sheila Dixon, under recommendation by the BDC.
The FOTS question the reason for the theatre suddenly going dark, well before Mr. Cusack’s specific plans for the National Register of Historic Places landmark have been finalized.
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