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Lumberyard for sale in Catskill

Jan 18, 2023 12:56 pm

Andrea Macko reports for Porcupine Soup that a major property in the Village of Catskill has gone from a lumberyard to an empty space, to a potential dance and film hub, and now is a large question mark. The Lumberyard arts center is now selling for $11.5 million. The American Dance Institute purchased the former Dunn Builders Supply space in 2015, and promised a bustling campus of dance rehearsals and film shoots, with community involvement. But that never materialized in full. The American Dance Institute is not responding to requests to explain why it is selling the property, but a recent New York Times story said, in part, “As demand for the space has fallen during the pandemic and the priorities of donors have shifted, the institute’s leaders concluded that maintaining the campus was impractical.” The arts group did add a theater with 33-feet high ceilings, warehouse space, office space, and a lodging area that accommodates up to 24 people to the space off of the Catskill Creek near W. Bridge St. Read more about this story in Porcupine Soup.