Auburn Schine Theater to be sold

After almost 20 years of attempting to restore the Auburn Schine Theater, the Cayuga County Arts Council is set to sell it.

In a news release Wednesday, the council announced that it will work with a new partner, East Syracuse firm Bowers Development, to restore the 1938 movie palace.

Owned by Bryan Bowers, the firm is home of the Asbestos & Environmental Consulting Corporation, which specializes in remediating contaminated Brownfield sites like the Schine. Supporting that remediation will be $800,000 in city funds, whose allocation was approved this week by the Department of Housing and Urban Development, the release also said.

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