Fairmont’s days may be numbered

posted by CSWalczak on January 26, 2010 at 3:44 pm

FAIRMONT, WV — Time may be running out for the Fairmont Theater on Adams Street, as the whole block of which the theater is a part is being eyed as the site for a new state office building. Now closed, the 1940s-era theater last operated as a triplex.

The plan would be to tear down the entire block and build a brand new office.

This location would bring about 250 state jobs back into downtown, it would clean up some of the vacant and run-down buildings in the city, and it would promote use of the parking garage, county commissioners said. However, officials are still in negotiations with some of the property owners on that block.

There’s more in the State Journal.

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