Theater Property May Be New Parking Lot Site

by Laurel | February 17th, 2014

28 January 1958

Bijou Theater, Far Left

Bijou Theater, Far Right
May be replaced with parking lot.

Pictured in the Bijou Theater property at the east side of Main St., north of Cabot St., which may be the site of a new parking facility for the South Holyoke area if the Board of Aldermen votes favorably on the order for the purchase of the property at a price of $51,500 plus the 1958 taxes, when the order is considered again at the meeting of Tuesday night next week. At a public hearing held last night by a special aldermanic committee, the committee voted 4 to 1 to recommend the purchase of the property. More than 50 merchants from the area pleaded for the buying of the property and the early establishment of the “needed parking facility.”

Adapted from The Springfield Republican.

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