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Another plan floated for Metro Theater

City Council member wants to turn historic site on Upper West Side into arts center

March 19, 2014 10:56AM

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Mark Levine and 2626 Broadway

City Council member Mark Levine has proposed a public-private partnership that would revive the former Metro Theater site in the Upper West Side as a community arts space.

The four-story, 11,000-square-foot landmarked structure at 2626 Broadway, between West 99th and West 100th streets, was on the way to become an Alamo Drafthouse dinner-and-a-movie multiplex. In October, however, the Austin-based chain axed plans that had been in the works since spring 2012, as previously reported. No new tenant has been found.

“(Constituents) want it to remain an entertainment venue and as much as possible have it restored to its splendor,” Levine told DNAinfo. [DNAinfo]Mark Maurer

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