New uses proposed for former East End Theater in Richmond

posted by CSWalczak on February 26, 2010 at 7:40 am

RICHMOND, VA – It has been closed and deteriorating for forty years, but the recent purchase of the East End Theater by a developer may signal a coming renaissance for the theater. Three possibilities are being floated, all of which envision its possible return to theatrical use in some form.

The Art Deco building at 418 N. 25th St. has been steadily eroding ever since. The building’s exterior and marquee are rusting over. Vines grow up the walls. The roof is gone.

But a ray of light is shining through the rubble. Sterling Bilder Developers purchased the property Jan. 7 for $45,000. The company recently developed the Sterling Row Condominiums in Shockoe Bottom.

Sterling Bilder Vice President Joshua Bilder said, “We’re in the development phase and we’re looking at possibilities.”

There is more in the Richmond Biz Sense.

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