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Key Hall adds to rebirth of downtown (with photo gallery)

Proctors CEO Phillip Morris speaks for a moment before the ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday for the opening of Key Hall at Proctors.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Proctors CEO Phillip Morris speaks for a moment before the ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday for the opening of Key Hall at Proctors.
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Months of work to turn an old bank into an elegant banquet hall culminated in an unveiling that left visitors wowed Thursday. The renamed Key Hall, in what was once Key Bank, is now twice as wide as it appeared to be when Proctors bought it last March. The thick marble counter that split the narrow building in two has now been painstakingly moved to the far wall — with very few pieces broken along ...

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robbump
January 28, 2011
9:18 a.m.

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Is the building now another tax-exempt property?

If Mazzone thought the property was so attractive ("Mazzone said. “I couldn’t let this one go.”), then why didn't he buy and develop it himself?

Sorry, but as much as I like (and supported) what Proctors has done in the past, I think they're becoming to much of a business, now fiercely competing with "real" tax-paying businesses, but with an unfair advantage of their not-for-profit status.

DougPeek
January 28, 2011
9:50 a.m.

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Let's not forget Schenectady Light Opera Company. Their members worked very hard to renovate the closed St. John the Baptist church one block away and open Feb 25. It's sad that community groups get little publicity. SLOC has done great musical theatre for 84 years.

readitdaily
January 28, 2011
10:07 a.m.

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In answer to robbump's question, that's because it was probably brought and rehabbed with metroxplex money...you know the money that every person who lives, works, and owns property in Schenectady County contribute to. Unfortunately, those who do not live in the City of Schenectady never reap any of the benefits of metroxplex money because almost all there moneies go to places in the City of Schenectady. Metroplex is the worst investment ever and I resent having my hard earned tax dollars going to Metroplex.

nygirl61
January 28, 2011
1:14 p.m.

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What photo gallery? The new Hall looks like it might be very nice, but wish there were more pictures of the actual Hall instead of closeups of the people who attended the opening! I guess I could have thought of more worthwhile projects for the money we all contributed to Metroplex... waste, indeed!

socalbob
January 28, 2011
1:40 p.m.

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could have come up with a better name. banks are not people friendly.

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