April 19, 2010
In this past week’s edition of The Retrospect is another article on the recent Haddon Twp ruling on the Westmont Theatre. This article goes into a little detail on the groups, including the NCW, that are interested in the theatre.
On Tuesday, Haddon Township’s governing body received another ruling in its favor for severing a redevelopment contract involving the Westmont Theatre.
Haddon Township Mayor Randy Teague welcomed the news and said the commissioners will continue to pursue development of the theater… read more
April 14, 2010
On the cover of the South Jersey section in this mornings Courier Post is the Westmont Theatre.
“A U.S. Court of Appeals ruling has cleared the way for the redevelopment of one of Haddon Avenue’s most recognizable landmarks.The decision, released on Tuesday, upheld a previous court ruling that said the township had the right to sever an agreement with the Westmont Development Group LLC for the redevelopment of the Westmont Theater.The group, headed by Joanna Pang, who also operates the Trocadero in Philadelphia, hoped to turn the 82-year-old vaudeville house into a live performing arts venue.” Click here to read more
January 6, 2010
NCW Chairman Allen Hauss was recently interviewed by KYW News Radio to discuss the potential redevelopment/restoration of the Westmont Theatre. Click on the link below to hear the interview.
December 11, 2009
In this week’s edition of The Retrospect is an article on the NCW and their recent business/strategic development plan they presented to the mayor of Haddon Township.
“Dark for nearly a decade, hope burns bright among activists that the Westmont Theatre’s stage will again host shows, concerts and film. An all-volunteer group called Neighbors Celebrating the Westmont (NCW)….” click HERE to read the full story.
December 7, 2009
Yesterday’s Sunday edition included a front page story on how Haddon Ave. aims to become Main St. In the story there’s mention of 3 redevelopment projects happening in Haddon Township to help faciliate the “main street” presence, and one of those projects is the Westmont Theatre. Click here to read the full story…
June 19, 2009
In this week’s edition of The Retrospect is a more detailed story on the recent court ruling on the Westmont Theatre. The story also includes updates from two of the three RFP developers who pitched theatre proposals at the June 2008 public meeting: Fieldstone and The Retzler Group.
“The future of the Westmont Theatre appears to be back under control of HaddonTownship leaders. At Tuesday night’s commissioners caucus meeting, Mayor RandyTeague announced… Read More
Please note there are two sentences within The Retzler Group portion of this article that need to be clarified:
“Warshauer added that he had spoken to members of Friends of the Westmont Theatre, a group that formed last year to support restoring the Westmont as a full-fledged theater, just last week.” The ‘Friends of the Westmont’ was a concept in June 2008 but never formed as a group. If Mr. Warshauer meant to infer the ‘Neighbors Celebrating the Westmont’, that is also inaccurate. The NCW is not in-line with Retzler, or any other developer from the June 2008 RFP public meeting.
“He noted that Allen Hauss, an authority on the history of South Jersey theaters had also visited him recently.” Mr. Hauss did not visit Mr. Warshauer. Neither Mr. Hauss nor anyone else from the NCW has seen Mr. Warshauer since June 2008.
June 18, 2009
In this morning’s South Jersey edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer is an article on the court ruling between the township and the Westmont Development Group (WDG). Below is an excerpt from that article, which is in Section B, page 3 of the South Jersey edition.
“A federal judge set the stage for the transformation of the decaying Westmont Theater this week by lifting an injunction against local officials who want to… Read More