Hope for Downtown Steamboat Springs, CO Performing Arts Venue Still Alive

Chief Plaza Theater (photo by Matt Stensland)

Chief Plaza Theater (photo by Matt Stensland)

Hope for Downtown Steamboat Springs Performing Arts Venue Still Alive

According to an article published yesterday in the Steamboat Today, Friends of the Chief Has New Plan to Finance Theater Purchase, there is renewed hope that the purchase and renovation of the formerly fabulous (and notoriously haunted) downtown Chief Plaza Theater into a performing arts venue might be for real this time.

The Chief In Its Prime (Photo courtesy of the Tread of Pioneers Museum)

The Chief In Its Prime (Photo courtesy of the Tread of Pioneers Museum)

After months of difficulty with obtaining the financing necessary to close the deal and a failed USDA loan application, it seemed as if this deal was as good as dead. A local non-profit group, Friends of the Chief, had been working for some time to finalize plans to purchase the building and each time success was close, everything seemed to fall apart.

 

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Well, it looks as if the Friends of the Chief’s luck might just be turning around. Through what I’m sure has been a lot of hard work and persistence on the part of the Friends, plans are in the works for the purchase of the building by an LLC (made up of investors which have chosen to remain anonymous at this time) and reapplication for the USDA loan once the purchase of the building has closed.

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This is great news for supporters of the arts in Steamboat Springs! A performing arts complex will bring exciting new opportunities to our downtown area for music, theater, dance and art and will provide a dedicated venue to support performances by local, regional and national acts. This is just the breath of fresh air that downtown Steamboat Springs needs and I’m wishing this endeavor nothing but success.

Regards,

Charlie

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Originally from Seattle, Washington, Charlie relocated to Steamboat Springs with his wife Carol and their son, Finn, to become a Steamboat Springs realtor eager to share the joys of Colorado. Charlie is a second generation realtor and is proud to be a member of Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty in Steamboat Springs, Colorado. After graduating from Whitman College in Walla Walla, Washington, Charlie worked in the high-tech industry in Seattle for several years before deciding to follow his father's lead and began his career in real estate. Working for Windermere Real Estate in Seattle, Charlie had a great, innovative career in the highly competitive Seattle market before moving to Steamboat in 2005 and delving deep into Steamboat Springs real estate. At Steamboat Sotheby's International Realty, Charlie has become one of the top agents with his innovative style and tireless perseverance.
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