Danbury has purchased the Tuxedo Junction building. The one-story, 7,000 square foot space will be turned into a community theater. The $395,000 purchase was completed Thursday, just under the list price.
Money for the renovation work wasn’t included in the budget proposal given to the City Council Tuesday, but Boughton says he’s going to see how to make it work. He believes it can be done fairly quickly and inexpensively, while also providing a first class venue for concerts and shows.
The building is on Post Office Street, the walkway off Main Street, and does not include the adjoining bar on Ives Street. The nightclub closed after 21-year old operator Ian Bick was sentenced to prison for an investment fraud scheme.
Boughton says Tree House Comedy Club has reached out to City officials about renting the space for 50 nights a year. An inquiry has also been made by Richter Park Musicals. The Danbury Music Centre could also use that space.
The City Council first met in executive session at their February meeting about buying the building.