Progress is being made to re-open the shuttered Glen Cove movie theater.
While no time frame has been firmed up, Mayor Ralph Suozzi says that efforts are under way to improve and reopen a Glen Cove fixture that has been closed since March.
Suozzi said that he is in direct contact with both the equity group purchaser of the theater’s note and the theater’s prior operator.
The mayor said the new investor’s “interests align with the city in returning the theater to the community as quickly as possible.”
Financial assistance and incentives have been offered to both parties through the city’s resources, including the Industrial Development Agency, for construction and job creation, Suozzi said.
“I’m ready, willing and able to help when they are ready,” the mayor said.
Discussions are already underway with the Downtown Business Improvement District and Chamber of Commerce for a welcome back plan.
A re-opened theater would be a boon to local restaurants, which Suozzi noted, said they’ve lost business since the theater closed.