Letter to the editor | Give up on the Garman

October 9, 2013 

How many times is the Bellefonte Historical and Cultural Association going to beat a dead horse?

Its members deserve a lot of credit for raising $260,000 to save the Garman Theatre, but that means they can put a roof on a severely damaged structure.

How long will it take for them to raise enough money to even begin to rebuild the inside?

The Garman has been closed since at least 2008. Where have they been for more than five years?

Developer Ara Kervandjian purchased the building and has plans to demolish it and build an apartment building. He has gone through all the proper channels and gotten approval to proceed.

He has even gone so far as to allow individuals to tour the premises to see the extent of the damage. Naturally, there are always two sides to any discussion.

From the description in Saturday’s CDT, it appears that there is substantial damage and that it is a very unhealthy situation.

When all is said and done, the historic Garman may no longer be there, but at least it won’t be an unattractive eyesore, as it is now.

Gail English

Snow Shoe

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