Revitalization of a theater in Grove Park is moving forward, with more potential funding identified for the project.
Funding from the Perry Bolton Tax Allocation District Resurgens Fund would go toward the Grove Park Performing and Cultural Arts Center, Urbanize Atlanta reports.
The Grove Park Foundation acquired the venue six years ago with the hopes of turning it into a revamped arts center, according to the news outlet. Planned renovations include adding a second-floor mezzanine and leasable space, with room for a cafe or other retail tenant.
Karen Rose, director of development for the Grove Park Foundation, told What Now Atlanta that while funding has not been finalized yet, they hope to begin renovation by early 2024. From there, the restoration is projected to take about 12-15 months to complete.
In addition to the $830,000 identified by Invest Atlanta for the center, Bank of America and Chick-fil-A each committed $1 million to the project earlier this year.
The building at 1576 Donald Lee Hollowell Pkwy NW used to be the Grove Theatre. The venue opened in 1941 and closed in 1969.
Grove Park is located in northwest Atlanta. The Grove Park Foundation was established in 2017 to revitalize the neighborhood.