Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Oak Street Marquee

Victoria got a random call one morning from someone she knows at the City of Minneapolis. Evidently, the OAK STREET THEATER IS COMING DOWN! There is a new development happening over there. I don't know about all of you, but that's very sad. I went to school in this town and that place is prior context. For years it was one of my favorites and it'll soon be gone. So we ache for a bit... and then they ask her if CAFAC wants the marquee!!! In the words of our board president, Maren, "Ummmm...yes please! When can we pick it up?" We're meeting on Friday to talk about exactly what that will entail. There are original architects drawings of the Marquee (that's enough fun in and of itself) and I imagine, if we can work out a way to get it over here and up, it's ours. A piece of history, not just of the old building, but our own past. We're thrilled to give it a new home, now we just need to figure out how to manage it...

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