The vacant Plaza Theatre in Patchogue is now another step closer to demolition this summer.
An East Setauket construction firm was awarded a contract to demolish the Plaza Theatre on East Main Street in Patchogue by Brookhaven Town at a recent board meeting held at Town Hall in Farmingville.
The theatre, which has been since the 1980s, has stood vacant on East Main Street in Patchogue since its closing. Brookhaven Town took of the theatre in March from its former owner, East Main Realty Corp, through an order of condemnation after the owner rejected a $1.2 million offer from the Town.
submitted a bid to the town to demolish the theatre at a cost not to exceed $23,869. The resolution accepting this bid was unanimously approved by all town board members.
A town official said that the theatre is likely to be demolished in August.
As , Town officials said they hope to redevelop the half acre property as part of other projects in the East Main Street Corridor such as the extension of Patchogue Village’s sewer district into East Patchogue.