Perhaps this will be a lesson in tempering our expectations before they become too unattainable, as Nick Storie and his Bob White Theatre have cancelled the summer series of events, also known as The Reconstruction, in the building’s Wurlitzer Warehouse. Tis a sad day, but hopefully the disappointment will be balanced with a future that promises theater, music, and community events some day soon. For now, though, that promise is being suspended.
It is unknown what Mr. Storie intends to use the space for in the immediate future. Long term, we can only hope the potential is restored and the site will someday be put to good use. When more details on the suspension emerge, or a new venture becomes known, we’ll let you know.
In the meantime, Foster-Powell and its surrounding neighborhoods still can put their hopes for a community-centered space on the Wikman-Arleta building. In the coming weeks, Rose CDC will be formalizing a plan for the site, which continues to aim for a community-based model intended for the neighborhood’s benefit and use.