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Original and updated post on the demolition of The Plaza Theatre


The Plaza Theatre, E. Patchogue, NY

Original photo taken by John Paraskevas

Finally, about 100 people gathered to see and cheer the long overdue bulldozing of The Plaza Theatre in E. Patchogue. This theater, which sat empty for 25 years, is a real eyesore on the community's main street and is, at least, partially responsible for holding up the renewal of this area.

The delay stemmed from the fact that the Manhattan-based owner had repeatedly refused to sell the property and had little interest in updating it either. It took many years for the Town of Brookhaven to acquire it through eminent domain and to acquire funds towards the $725,000 cost of demolition.

A judge's ruling will most likely determine the owner's compensation for this building. The town has plans to sell the property for development. Residents have expressed an interest in a grocery store or possibly even another movie theater, according to news sources.

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Comments (3)

Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

Hoooray for you and the town!  I am certain that someone will be eying this piece of prime real estate as soon as they clear the rubble.

Sep 15, 2011 11:59 PM
Sheila Newton Team Anderson & Greenville SC
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - C. Dan Joyner - Anderson, SC
Selling the Upstate since 1989

great photo of the building.. hope it works out like everyone wants.. :)

Sep 16, 2011 07:13 AM
Jill Sackler
Charles Rutenberg Realty Inc. 516-575-7500 - Long Beach, NY
LI South Shore Real Estate - Broker Associate

Ron - No doubt someone will want it now.

Sheila - yes, it's worth cheering for.

Sep 16, 2011 07:27 AM

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