Bridgeport, CT – Mayor to announce chosen bidder for Bridgeport theater revival

posted by ThrHistoricalSociety on April 10, 2017 at 4:46 pm

Medium

From The Connecticut Post: The city has chosen a bidder to revive the old Poli Palace and Majestic Theater complex and the mayor could announce the winning bid in his speech before the business community on Monday. Mayor Joseph Ganim, who gave a tour of the Main Street site when he campaigned to win back his old seat in 2015, has said bringing the theaters, which are in the same building, back online would be a priority for his administration. The city several months ago issued a request for proposals for redevelopment of the building on the edge of the downtown, which is also home to the former Savoy Hotel. The city also recently placed a faux marquee-style sign in front of the structure that reads “Majestic” across the front and has the words “Coming soon” on the side. In the fall, before the request was issued, Thomas Gill, the city’s economic development director, told Hearst Connecticut Media the city would be looking for mixed uses at the site and a plan to bring back at least one of the theaters. “I don’t think anybody believes it could go back to two theaters,” Gill said at the time. The two theaters have a total of 5,500 seats, with the Palace the larger of the two. They were opened in 1922 and closed in the 1970s. Any proposals submitted to the city would likely preserve as much of the historic elements of the buildings as possible.

The mayor could announce the winning bidder during his annual address sponsored by the Bridgeport Regional Business Council and Bridgeport Chamber of Commerce. The event to have been held last month but was postponed due to the weather. It will now be held at noon on Monday at the Bridgeport Holiday Inn & Conference Center, just blocks from the theaters. In between the theaters and the Holiday Inn is the neighborhood known as Downtown North, which has seen varying degrees of renovations, remediation and construction work over the last few years. The Harral Security Wheeler building unveiled its apartments months ago and is already occupied, even as developers Spinnaker Real Estate Partners and the Trefz Corp. look for tenants for the ground floor commercial space. Spinnaker is also working with POKO Partners on the Preservation Block across the street. Meanwhile, Colorblends owners Chris Schipper and brother, Tim Schipper, await completion of the city’s project to remediate the former Corbit’s Studio so they can demolish the building and make room for a garden and parking for their Bridgeport Amsterdam Tulip Museum on Main and Golden Hill streets. The final piece, the Jayson-Newfield block, will likely see a closing on its financing next month, with construction starting soon after.

Story link, more photos: http://www.ctpost.com/business/article/Mayor-to-announce-chosen-bidder-for-Bridgeport-11058446.php#photo-8757387

ABOUT THEATRE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF AMERICA: Founded by Ben Hall in 1969, the Theatre Historical Society of America (THS) celebrates, documents and promotes the architectural, cultural and social relevance of America’s historic theatres. Through its preservation of the collections in the American Theatre Architecture Archive, its signature publication Marquee™ and Conclave Theatre Tour, THS increases awareness, appreciation and scholarly study of America’s theatres.

Learn more about historic theatres in the THS American Theatre Architecture Archives and on our website at historictheatres.org

Visit our site also to learn about our Los Angeles Conclave this June!

Large

Large

Large

Large

Comments (28)

maodzedun
maodzedun on July 6, 2017 at 3:30 am

It is always interesting to read such articles, they are directly imbued with the spirit of these places little caesars near me

muneerahmed
muneerahmed on July 12, 2017 at 2:29 am

I love significantly your own post! I look at all post is great. I discovered your personal content using bing search. Discover my webpage is a great one as you.I work to create several content this post. Once more you can thank you and keep it create! Enjoy!polythene

mcmick
mcmick on July 21, 2017 at 12:16 pm

It’s such a great idea to revive a historic theater. Many people feel a lot more comfortable watching a show in a place that has its own personality. I like restoring things myself, you can read this if you want to know more.

tertip
tertip on August 5, 2017 at 3:19 am

I could have written this review before I received the professional logo design. I knew it was going to be awesome and let me tell you, it did not disappoint. What I like most about Aaron (aside from his work) is his down to earth nature. He’s just a dude making awesome stuff. Not pretentious at all. Get to know him through this book. You won’t be disappointed.

panistefanin
panistefanin on August 10, 2017 at 3:07 am

I thank you for the information! I was looking for and could not find. You helped me! aex

backlinks
backlinks on August 25, 2017 at 3:47 am

This is a very good post which I really enjoy reading. It is not every day that I have the possibility to see something like this.

youtube baixar download do youtube baixar audio youtube

backlinks
backlinks on August 25, 2017 at 3:48 am

Hiya very nice website!! Guy .. Excellent .. Wonderful .. I’ll bookmark your web site and take the feeds also?I’m happy to seek out so many helpful info right here within the publish, we want work out more strategies in this regard, thank you for sharing.

guggow google baixar youtube baixar video youtube baixar youtube mp3 baixar video mp3 youtube conversor video online conversor video youtube download youtube online baixar videos do youtube online gratis conversor youtube para mp3 baixar audio youtube baixar audio video youtube snaptube baixar videos baixar videos youtube online baixar musicas do youtube baixar musica do youtube online mp3 youtube to mp3 converter and downloader youtube to mp3 youtube mp3 download guggow baixar youtube mp3 guggow baixar videos do youtube guggow baixe musicas do youtube mp3 mp3tube baixar mp3 guggow baixar mp3 baixar musica mp3 download mp3 baixar musica online guggow site para baixar musica online guggow download mp3 guggow baixar musica guggow audio downloader youtube baixar videos do youtube conversor de video youtube converter baixar musica do youtube baixar videos converter youtube converter mp3 youtube musica converter video converter youtube mp3 converter video do youtube converter do youtube baixar musica youtube como baixar videos do youtube you tube videos baixar video youtube conversor de video do youtube video download you tube videos musicais conversor de youtube baixar youtube baixar audio do youtube converter mp3 youtube conversor de video para mp3 download videos youtube converter video do youtube para mp3 converter videos do youtube app para baixar videos do youtube como baixar musica do youtube converter video youtube baixar do youtube programa para baixar videos do youtube youtube para mp3 download mp3 youtube baixar videos online programa para baixar videos download video baixador de videos baixar videos do youtube gratis download de videos do youtube baixar musica pelo youtube baixar mp3 do youtube baixar youtube mp3 baixar tube baixar videos gratis baixavideos youtube downloader mp3 baixar videos da internet baixar mp3 youtube videos do youtube baixar filmes do youtube como baixar videos converter youtube mp4 converter musicas do youtube conversor de video youtube baixar videos youtube online baixar musica no youtube site para baixar videos do youtube baixa video download baixar video no youtube baixar videos do youtube em mp3 baixar musica do youtube online baixa videos gratis do youtube baixa video e musica do youtube download videos do youtube

backlinks
backlinks on August 25, 2017 at 3:48 am

Thank you for some other informative website. The place else could I am getting that type of info written in such a perfect way? I have a undertaking that I’m just now working on, and I’ve been at the look out for such info.

Assista filmes online Assistir filmes online Filmes online Filmes grátis Melhores filmes Assista séries online Assistir séries online Filmes HD Filmes online HD Séries online Séries grátis Melhores Séries Séries HD Séries online HD The Walking Dead Game of Thrones Assistir game of thrones Assistir game of thrones online falaserie fala série fala serie

lewisnclark
lewisnclark on September 7, 2017 at 1:26 am

I appreciate everything you have added to my knowledge base.Admiring the time and effort you put into your blog and detailed information you offer.Thanks. get instagram comments app download

lewisnclark
lewisnclark on September 7, 2017 at 1:26 am

Interesting post. I Have Been wondering about this issue, so thanks for posting. Pretty cool post.It ’s really very nice and Useful post.Thanks http://gulf-u.com/buy-real-instagram-followers-dedicated-providers/

lewisnclark
lewisnclark on September 7, 2017 at 1:27 am

I’ve been searching for some decent stuff on the subject and haven’t had any luck up until this point, You just got a new biggest fan!.. dogs 101 best family pets

lewisnclark
lewisnclark on September 7, 2017 at 1:28 am

I just found this blog and have high hopes for it to continue. Keep up the great work, its hard to find good ones. I have added to my favorites. Thank You. revitalise health

lewisnclark
lewisnclark on September 7, 2017 at 1:28 am

I can set up my new idea from this post. It gives in depth information. Thanks for this valuable information for all,.. More hints

lewisnclark
lewisnclark on September 7, 2017 at 1:30 am

This is just the information I am finding everywhere. Thanks for your blog, I just subscribe your blog. This is a nice blog.. get instagram comments app download

DLCLulu
DLCLulu on September 9, 2017 at 4:49 am

This place is pretty as an abandonned theater. It will nice too when rebuilt. création site internet Dijon Netref

lewisnclark
lewisnclark on September 17, 2017 at 5:07 am

All the contents you mentioned in post is too good and can be very useful. I will keep it in mind, thanks for sharing the information keep updating, looking forward for more posts.Thanks brisbane wordpress design

lewisnclark
lewisnclark on September 17, 2017 at 11:10 pm

I am very much pleased with the contents you have mentioned. I wanted to thank you for this great article. gold ira company reviews

lewisnclark
lewisnclark on September 17, 2017 at 11:11 pm

I really loved reading your blog. It was very well authored and easy to understand. Unlike other blogs I have read which are really not that good.Thanks alot! ccna training

lewisnclark
lewisnclark on September 17, 2017 at 11:11 pm

You have a good point here!I totally agree with what you have said!!Thanks for sharing your views…hope more people will read this article!!! Tijuana Dental Clinic

lewisnclark
lewisnclark on September 17, 2017 at 11:11 pm

I have read a few of the articles on your website now, and I really like your style of blogging. I added it to my favorites blog site list and will be checking back soon. Please check out my site as well and let me know what you think. big data training uk

lewisnclark
lewisnclark on September 17, 2017 at 11:11 pm

You’ve got some interesting points in this article. I would have never considered any of these if I didn’t come across this. Thanks!. Click Traffic

lewisnclark
lewisnclark on September 17, 2017 at 11:12 pm

This blog is really great. The information here will surely be of some help to me. Thanks!. whistler housekeepers

lewisnclark
lewisnclark on September 17, 2017 at 11:12 pm

Just admiring your work and wondering how you managed this blog so well. It’s so remarkable that I can’t afford to not go through this valuable information whenever I surf the internet! mobile car battery charger service

lewisnclark
lewisnclark on September 17, 2017 at 11:12 pm

Thank you so much for sharing this great blog.Very inspiring and helpful too.Hope you continue to share more of your ideas.I will definitely love to read. visitthenewyork.com

lewisnclark
lewisnclark on September 17, 2017 at 11:12 pm

Nice blog and absolutely outstanding. You can do something much better but i still say this perfect.Keep trying for the best. pakej percutian

lewisnclark
lewisnclark on September 17, 2017 at 11:12 pm

Thank you for helping people get the information they need. Great stuff as usual. Keep up the great work!!! rahsia ebay

lewisnclark
lewisnclark on September 17, 2017 at 11:13 pm

I found your this post while searching for information about blog-related research … It’s a good post .. keep posting and updating information. tips ptd

lewisnclark
lewisnclark on September 17, 2017 at 11:13 pm

it was a wonderful chance to visit this kind of site and I am happy to know. thank you so much for giving us a chance to have this opportunity.. home tutors in hyderabad

You must login before making a comment.

New Comment