Public Hearing Scheduled to Discuss old Theatre Building in Knox

This is the location of the old Everett's Drug Store/movie theatre

Knox Mayor Rick Chambers and the Knox Redevelopment Committee will be holding a public hearing on Wednesday, November 2nd, to discuss the future of the the building at the corner of Lake and Main Streets which was home to Everett’s Drug Store and the downtown theatre.

Gene Blastic, who recently appeared before the Knox City Council to discuss options for the building, is heading a committee from the Starke County Economic Development Foundation to make a decision about the building that is owned by the Development Foundation. He is also looking to partner with the City of Knox to formulate a long term plan for the downtown area.

That particular building, according to Blastic, is in desperate need of repair. They have provided options of rehabilitating the building, tearing it down, and helping the City develop a new building on the site, among others.

The City of Knox may seek a grant for a downtown plan and your input for improvement is encouraged.

The public hearing is set for November 2nd from 5:00-6:30 p.m. at the Knox Community Center.