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Group leading revitalization of Strand Theater gets $100,000 grant

| Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, 4:45 p.m.

The non-profit group leading the revitalization of the Strand Theater in Zelienople has received a $100,000 grant from an anonymous donor, officials announced.

The theater in the 100 block of Main Street, which was shuttered for 25 years, reopened in 2009 following $2.5 million in renovations.

Officials with the Strand Theater Initiative plan to use the gift to pay off the mortgage on property it owns at 121 N. Main St., so the monthly payments that were being made can go into a Capital Campaign fund.

The group has developed a $6.5 million plan to expand the theater's back-stage area to accommodate larger productions, build a two-level parking deck and add space for a multi-purpose center, officials said.

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