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Student Corner: Redevelopment of Historic Downtown Theater: Don Gibson Theatre (Shelby, NC)

November 14, 2012

When the Don Gibson Theatre reopened in 2009 in uptown Shelby, NC, it didn’t take long for locals and visitors to start filling the newly renovated, 400 seat auditorium. Named after the hometown country music hero, Don Gibson, the fully updated theatre emphasizes the city’s deep musical heritage and … Read more

Redeveloping an historic downtown theater? Advantages of public-private partnership

July 10, 2012

The historic theater on Main Street sat empty for thirty years. Once the central gathering place and crown jewel of Main Street, the property collected cobwebs as town leaders waited for a private developer to come along with a plan to bring the building back into productive use. Eventually, public … Read more