Roosevelt Theatre owners vow to fight demolition.

posted by LouisRugani on August 8, 2008 at 10:45 am

KENOSHA, WI — With the city voting the other day to remove asbestos and demolish the Roosevelt Theatre, a legal tug of war is ensuing with the owners as they fight over the future of the building.

The City Council voted 14-1 Monday to approve contracts for removing asbestos and demolishing the theater, 2908 Roosevelt Road. Those actions could start in two weeks, and demolition could begin in about six weeks.

Jon Gee, a co-owner of the theater, said he expected to bring some legal action against the city regarding the decision.

“They’re going to hear from me; they’re going to hear from me for a long time,” Gee said on Tuesday. “It ain’t over ‘til it’s over.”

Read the full story in the Kenosha News Online.

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NativeForestHiller on August 8, 2008 at 2:22 pm

I think the ruthless City Council is out of their mind for approving the site’s demolition without owner consent. Instead of working to rid the asbestos, CC wants the easy way out. I commend the owner on continuing to fight for his rights, and to preserve a gem.

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