Augusta's Colonial Theater development seen as an economic driver

AUGUSTA — The facade of the Colonial Theater downtown looks much like it has for the nearly 50 years since it closed — weather-worn and dingy.

All the action's on the inside.

"No one going by would know anything is happening," said Richard Parkhurst, a downtown property owner and member of the theater's 18-person board, which is in the midst of an $8.5 million renovation of the building at 139 Water St.

This spring, decades' worth of coal ash will be removed from the basement and the theater's subfloor will be replaced. The next major job after that, Parkhurst hopes, will be the facade.

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Colonial Theatre, Inc.