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Petitioning NEW YORK TIMES and 4 others

Stop the DEMOLITION of a unequaled Space Age Movie Palace!

BREAKING NEWS: THE POWERS THAT BE ARE PULLING A FAST ONE ONCE AGAIN. NOW DEMOLITION COULD HAPPEN AS EARLY AS TWO DAYS FROM TODAY, AUGUST 20, 2016
OWNER BRIXMOR IS FILING FOR A DEMOLITION PERMIT A FULL MONTH EARLIER THAN FORMERLY ANNOUNCED. IT IS ON THE NEXT CITY COUNCIL AGENDA FOR THIS TUESDAY,  AUGUST 23, 2016. 
—  PLEASE SIGN THE PETITION TODAY
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THIS IS A REAL DAVID AND GOLIATH SAGA.
THINGS ARE HAPPENING FAST AND WE NEED YOUR HELP. WATCH FOR UPDATES IN YOUR EMAIL AND READ THE PREVIOUS UPDATES WE'VE ALREADY SENT IN THE SPECIAL UPDATES SECTION LOWER ON THIS PAGE.
Please donate Bernie-style at:
http://www.terracefriends.org
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UPDATE 082316 as of 11:59PM :
The City Council voted to demolish without an application from the owner of the property.
The grass root group's Temporary Restraining Order is prepared and may now be filed, but will demolition begin before it gets to court in the morning?
A site watch has been called throughout the night.
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082016 :
We have less than seven weeks (NOW TWO DAYS) until full demolition of this wonderful space age movie palace.

Although the 1951 Terrace Theater has stood idle, it’s windows and doors covered with plywood and interior gutted since it’s last movie showing in 1999, our restoration experts see the grand Terrace Theater easily redeveloped as a community venue for arts and performing arts education and makers labs for children and young adults, for film festivals, performing arts, drama, comedy, music, magic, and for wedding and business events with catering, coffee cafes, brew pubs, and cocktails.  It's just outside of Minneapolis, Minnesota, easy to get to, in an old, first tier suburb that's more like a small town than suburban sprawl.

But this space age movie palace is to be replaced by a homogenous, “Anytown, USA” strip mall grocery store and gas station. Yet, this parcel of land is so big that a simple relocation of the planned HyVee grocery store could prevent demolition of the theater, but HyVee has refused to adjust their plan no matter how nicely we've asked.

After two years of rigorous grass roots activity to save the theater, Inland developers, Brixmor, and the Mayor, Robbinsdale City Council and HyVee Grocery Stores have pulled a fast one, announcing the project three months ago, with the grocer kept secret up until two months ago.

The grassroots group has been blocked at every turn -- not allowed entry into the theater to estimate costs, with counter offers being rejected despite positive testimony by the State of Minnesota Preservation Office of the Minnesota Historical Society and historical preservation experts.

Last year over 1,700 people signed a petition to stay any demolition permits, with more than 190 people writing comments of support.

 We need national visibility and public outcry. Please contact your friends and sympathetic media in your area. And search "Save the Historic Terrace Theatre" for more details, pictures, news updates and information on how to donate.

Please Donate at:
http://www.terracefriends.org

NOTE: I am a concerned, private citizen and not a representative of any group.

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