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New owner plans to revive Showplace Theater as concert, event venue

Built in 1911 as a movie house, the Showplace became an 800-seat venue in the early 1990s.
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BUFFALO, N.Y. — The new owner of the Showplace Theater, dark since the Covid-19 pandemic hit, plans to revive the Grant Street building as a concert and event venue.

According to documents filed in the Erie County Clerk’s office, SUL Entertainment LLC of Hamburg paid $75,000 for the Showplace, 1065 Grant St. The theater had been owned by Joe Bridenstein’s Lesenka Property Management LLC since 2009.

SUL Entertainment announced on Showplace's website and Facebook page that concerts will be held later, when state restrictions are eased.  You can read the full story on Buffalo Business First's website