May 5, 2011
In today’s edition of the Philadelphia Inquirer is a story on the recent historic grant awarded to the Westmont Theatre. See below for an excerpt from the story. To read the entire piece click on the words “Haddon Avenue” in the last line.
“Coming soon to the Westmont Theatre: A $50,000 grant from the New Jersey Historic Trust.
The money will help pay for the first comprehensive study of the physical condition and redevelopment potential of the vacant building, among the largest commercial structures on Haddon Avenue…”
August 4, 2010
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June 22, 2009
The NJ Historic Preservation office, in Trenton, is meeting tomorrow to review the latest series of registry applications, including the one for the Westmont. A handful of NCW members plan to attend to this meeting. Rest assured the minute we hear the committee’s decision we’ll post that information on the site!
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