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Florida Rep purchases historic theater block in Fort Myers

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Posted at 2:22 PM, Jun 26, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-26 21:07:24-04

FORT MYERS, Fla. -- A historic area has been bought in downtown Fort Myers. The Florida Repertory Theatre purchased the Bradford Block.

This block includes the historic Arcade Theatre, ArtStage Studio Theatre, and other Florida Rep facilities, as well as the parking lot across Bay Street.

This purchase was made possible by multiple anonymous donations for the sole purchase of the properties.

"For the first time in our twenty-one-year history, we will own the theatre and the parking lot,” said Florida Rep Board Chairman Marc Laviolette. “It gives us the self-determination which we never had and the opportunity to apply for grant dollars that were unavailable because we didn’t own our facility.”

The Florida Repertory Theatre's 2019 to 2020 show season is set to open September 24th.