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Logan City to Consider Downtown Theater District

Utah Public Radio Friday, Jun. 16, 2017


Cache Valley theater arts organizers are hoping to create a special theater district in downtown Logan. The district would feature renovated buildings and performance halls dating back to the early 20th Century when four theaters were built on Logan's Main and Center streets.  ... “And you had to have a place for those performers to go, or they route around you,” said Wendi Hassan, director of the Cache Valley Center for the Arts, or CVCA.  “And we are still benefiting from that routing today.” Hassan has been meeting with representatives of theater organizations, including Utah State University, which owns and operates the Lyric Theatre. The non-profit Utah Festival Opera manages the Utah Theater, and the CVCA operates and oversees management of the Ellen Eccles Theater. Each of these historic theaters provides space for cultural and entertainment events. Together, they make up a unique grouping of theater venues that in 2016 entertained more than 11,000 audience members. ... Hassan says Logan Mayor Craig Petersen is working with city officials to review and consider a special theater district. The proposal is scheduled to be discussed during Tuesdays’ Logan City Council meeting.



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