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Proctors magic could spread to Preservation Hall

Study to explore venue as joint project

Proctor's CEO, Philip Morris looks over the inside of Universal Preservation Hall, located at 25 Washington St. in Saratoga on Friday morning. Morris and "Teddy" Foster, President of Universal Preservation Hall, are discussing the mutual involvement in the potential renovation and operation of Universal Preservation Hall, as a potential venue for a range of arts, entertainment and community programs. Both want a study to determine range of opportunities based on potential demand for the space by users/audiences competitive advantages/distinctiveness and potential use of the of the Hall relative to other facilities in the region will begin soon.
Photographer: Marc Schultz
Proctor's CEO, Philip Morris looks over the inside of Universal Preservation Hall, located at 25 Washington St. in Saratoga on Friday morning. Morris and "Teddy" Foster, President of Universal Preservation Hall, are discussing the mutual involvement in the potential renovation and operation of Universal Preservation Hall, as a potential venue for a range of arts, entertainment and community programs. Both want a study to determine range of opportunities based on potential demand for the space by users/audiences competitive advantages/distinctiveness and potential use of the of the Hall relative to other facilities in the region will begin soon.
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Donations were flowing into the effort to restore the imperiled Universal Baptist Church when it was feared the historic structure might face demolition. The grass-roots effort to transform the downtown Saratoga Springs building into Universal Preservation Hall — a nondenominational performance hall — even received an anonymous $1 million contribution in 2003 that allowed the massive renovation to get under way. The project made dramatic progress in a short period of time and has since ...


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