Theatre expansion plans on target
By STACEY DANZUSO
CHAMBERSBURG, Pa. - Plans to build a $5 million cultural arts center and expand the Capitol Theatre remain on track, with construction to begin in March.
Crews have demolished seven buildings in downtown Chambersburg to make way for the center since work began in October.
The final building came down two weeks ago, said Paul Cullinane, president of Downtown Chambersburg Inc., which is spearheading the project for the Main Street theater.
"This week they are clearing out the debris and then will be back-filling the hole in the ground," he said.
So far, work has included razing three storefronts between the theater and the Main Street Deli and four smaller structures along West Washington Street that backed up against the proposed center.
If plans stay on schedule, Cullinane hopes to solicit bids in the next few weeks.
He expects the selection of a construction company will be made in February so building can begin in mid- to late March.