Photos by Aaron Davidson
When the Palace Theater re-opens in downtown St. Paul, just over 100 years will have passed since the venue originally opened as a 3,000 seat vaudeville house. Serving most of the last century as a movie theater, and sitting vacant since 1984, the old theater is getting new life.
Earlier this month, the St. Paul City Council voted to move ahead with a $14 million renovation project. The new concert hall—the product of a partnership with First Avenue and Chicago-based JAM Productions—is anticipated to open sometime in late 2016.
The Growler was lucky enough to get a sneak peek of the progress at the site. Stay tuned for more updates in the coming months.