Old Negatives, Friends, and Memories

The entire building is masonry, except the front wall. Sitting behind the lath and plaster, some possibly for over 100 years – curled and blackened by the 1969 fire, were a handful of old negatives.

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Exposing Color

We have looked past the hurdles and gotten into the wildly fun, wickedly dusty, and physically daunting stage of demo.

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Two Tickets Please

Two tickets to whatever is happening next, please! That would be a side line to a bit more demo, a few design refinements, some structural consultations, an updated submission to the historical commission, and a completed business plan ready for submission to the NJEDA and a number of other funding resources. We are estimating the renovation costs to be just under a million dollars, so we’re getting creative.  We will produce a few events over the coming year that will help fund specific elements of the project.  We are forming a board of advisors who can bring their own elements

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Renovations Begin

After two years of contracts, negotiations, city planning boards, historical commissions, and a minor litigation snafu, we are delighted to share the old Strand Theatre is under our care and ownership.  She will shine again, in new and delightful ways.  I’ll continue to share progress as we move forward. I begin this journey by saying thank you to Rachel Finkle for her faith and patience through a complicated sale, to our friends and family who have supported my enthusiasm and occasional distress through the process, and my sweet husband who is really one of the smartest and hardest working guys

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