Smith Hall Revitalization

Christine Shyne
by Christine Shyne | Mar 25, 2013
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Summary:

The Smith Hall (formerly the Mohawk Theater) is currently vacant and is up for sale. Revitalizing the Mohawk Theater location would use the building's historic value to transform the location and make it into a new gathering place -- it would become a movie hall and bistro, café, and/or dinner café all wrapped up into one.
This would help create a place to gather and get to know neighbors and a destination for entertainment. This could be managed by local community members. Showing art or foreign films, provide performance space for theater or live music.

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Christine

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Shyne

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Smith Hall Revitalization

Give us the highlights of your idea for making Saint Paul great (2,000 characters maximum or approx. 250 words)

The Smith Hall (formerly the Mohawk Theater) is currently vacant and is up for sale. Revitalizing the Mohawk Theater location would use the building's historic value to transform the location and make it into a new gathering place -- it would become a movie hall and bistro, café, and/or dinner café all wrapped up into one.
This would help create a place to gather and get to know neighbors and a destination for entertainment. This could be managed by local community members. Showing art or foreign films, provide performance space for theater or live music.

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The Smith Hall has a beautiful façade, but suffered from misdirected redevelopment. It would help revitalize Smith Avenue.

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Revitalize the community re purpose vacant properties and build economic activity.

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The Smith Hall has been an eye sore and sad empty space. Finding new ways to use space is the way to use the best of what Saint Paul has to offer!

Irene Tisdale said: For anything that we think of as something that could truly be anything that we have to do. - Feed the Children Reviews about this Competition Entry. - 2559 days ago read more >

Christine Shyne submitted this idea. - 2860 days ago