Hudson's former Community Theater sold to Galvan
Sam Raudins is reporting for Columbia-Greene Media the sale of 614-620 Columbia Street on Hudson's north side to the Galvan Initiatives Foundation was completed August 31. The property, known as the former Community Theater building, was purchased from the Marina Abramović Institute for Preservation of Performance Art, for $800,000. The Galvan Foundation announced its intent to buy the property in November 2020. Abramović had planned to convert the old theater into a performance art space, but the project never came to fruition. She called off the plan in October 2018, saying the project was cost-prohibitive at a price tag of $31 million. At that point, she had raised more than $661,000 in a Kickstarter campaign for the art space. The 16,665-square-foot building was built in the mid-1920s and became Hudson’s Community Theater. The building housed a movie theater, a disco called Arthur’s Court and, later, indoor tennis courts and an antiques market and warehouse. The acquisition is part of Galvan’s Depot District Initiative, a mixed-use commercial and residential development. Read the full story at HudsonValley360 [dot] com.