Parma Heights continues theater renovation

September 24, 2017 by  

A recent $50,000 grant from the state of Ohio has allowed Parma Heights to continue working on the renovation of the Cassidy Theatre building in Parma Heights, using the money to upgrade the electrical system and lighting, and to repair ceilings and floors.

Michael P. Byrne, Parma Heights’ mayor, said the city has been aware of the building and wanted to renovate it for years, but until recently, did not have the money to work on the project. Now, thanks to the grant, the city can continue the work, and upgrade the structure so community members can use the space.

The building, which was constructed about 45 years ago, is known as the Greenbrier Commons building. The Cassidy Theatre is upstairs, while there are two rooms downstairs that can hold 150 people. Byrne noted that the refurbished facility has already been used for art classes, PTA events, and parties.

Work will soon begin on the exterior of the building, thanks to a second recent grant from the Community County Department of Development. Wood siding that has been damaged over the years will be stabilized, and then vinyl siding will be installed.

Mayor Byrne said he wanted to restore the building since there is no rec center in the community.

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