The view has changed in our neighborhood! Several weeks ago, Goodwill Theatre demolished two non-historic buildings between the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage building and the Goodwill Theatre anchor property with CDBG funding from the Town of Union and the Village of Johnson City. Now that the demolition is complete, work will commence further stabilizing the exterior of the Goodwill Theatre building and cleaning up the interior. The old theater rigging will be safely removed and some of the doors and windows will be repaired and/or replaced.
“Our goal is to have the Goodwill Theatre building clean and safe for workers to continue the rehabilitation and for the public to be able to tour the building by next spring. I believe people will be excited when they are able to see the beautiful interior of the Goodwill Theatre for themselves. We will also be replacing the roof on the Fire Station building and doing some interior and exterior work there too. We are looking at a very busy 8 to 12 months,” says Goodwill Theatre CEO, Naima Kradjian.
The further rehabilitation of the Goodwill Theatre anchor building and the former Municipal Building Central Fire Station that houses the Schorr Family Firehouse Stage will be funded by NY State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation through the Susquehanna Heritage Area program and RESTORE NY funds which Senator Tom Libous and Assemblywoman Donna Lupardo helped Goodwill Theatre secure. In addition, HUD funding from Congressman Maurice Hinchey was used.
Goodwill Theatre will inject over one and a half million dollars into the Southern Tier economy over the next 8 to 12 months.
Join us in celebrating this success as we move forward with this exciting project and build a new legacy. For further information, or to learn how you can become involved, please feel free to contact us at 607.772.2404, ext. 1 or at www.goodwilltheatre.net.