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January 30, 2008

What Station North needs

Someone -- an arts foundation, the city, a new owner -- needs to renovate the old Parkway Theatre at 5 W. North Ave.

That's one of the best things that could happen to the surrounding Station North Arts and Entertainment District.

Turn it into a theater performance space or an art gallery or artists' studios.

With the right plans, it could turn that neighborhood around the same way the Hippodrome is helping revitalize Eutaw Street.  

(Photo by Amy Davis/Sun Photographer) 

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Posted by Sam Sessa at 9:58 AM | | Comments (4)
Categories: Random stuff


sam, sam, sam.....always late to the ball!
The renovation is in the works for the theater. The Station North committee has plans for it.
Sarah at Metro Gallery can fill you in.....
Now, about that Mechanic Theater!

I agree. It's a very cool old building. I'd like to see more things happening with the Load of Fun Warehouse across the street from Joe Squared too. That place has infinite potential.

Talk about late to the ball... Have a look at my site ( started in 2000 with my vision for the Parkway's future.

Hey RedDawg,

If you started the site way back in 2000, why hasn't the Parkway been renovated by now? It's been 8 years. Heck, almost 9 years.

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