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Stuart's Lyric Theatre to get $119K to make upgrades

Posted at 8:35 AM, Jun 27, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-27 08:49:01-04

The next time you visit the Lyric Theatre in Stuart you may notice some upgrades.

The Community Redevelopment Agency is giving the theatre at grant of $119,000 to replace four balconettes (nonfunctional balconies) on the outside of the building.

One of them collapsed onto the sidewalk a few months ago, and immediately stirred up fears in the community that the theatre was not safe.

While the city said that was not the case, the balconette features could become a safety concern for pedestrians as one collapsed and another is held up by support beams just in case, according to documents.

The Lyric Theatre wants to preserve its historic nature. It was built around 1924 and is considered a historic place in the city of Stuart.

The work will take about nine weeks to complete.