Things have been quiet with the theatre lately. That’s about the change. At the recent commissioner’s meeting Mayor Randy Teague announced Tuesday night that the commission has received an offer to buy the Westmont Theatre. The full story, including video, is available here – The Retrospect
People have emailed the site asking how the business/strategic development presentation went with the mayor in December. The meeting went well. Presently the NCW is waiting to hear what direction the township will take with the theatre. Once the township makes their decision, and its made public, we’ll post it here.
Tonight the NCW is presenting their “draft” business/strategic development plan to the mayor.
This plan entails restoring the Westmont as a film and performing arts venue, and includes cost estimates for restoration, comparative income streams for performing arts venues, finance and operations, organization structure, marketing strategy, letters of support, programs and services, etc…
A LOT of hardworking individuals have spent countless hours developing this presentation. So it’s no surprise that people will want to know how it went ASAP. However, it is not certain if tonight’s outcome will become instant public knowledge. Rest assured that information will get posted here the moment it becomes publicly accessible!
In the meantime… fingers crossed!
This past week the NCW met to review their completed business/strategic development plan. They are scheduled to meet with the mayor next week to present the plan to him. Once the outcome of that meeting is public knowledge, we’ll be sure to post it…
Have a Happy Thanksgiving everyone!
The meeting with the Mayor went well last Thursday. Topics that were discussed included restoration costs and parking. The follow up meeting scheduled for this week is to further discuss cost restoration, parking and theatre operation (day-to-day), and to create an action plan.
More info to follow…