(CBS DETROIT) – In a 4-2 vote, the Royal Oak Planning Commission voted to demolish the Main Art Theatre.
In a public meeting, plans for a five-story mixed-use building were presented.READ MORE: 'Stop the Violence': Detroit Police Officers Host Basketball Game To Promote Peace At Schools
The theater opened in downtown Royal Oak in 1941, but it was shut down during the pandemic, and never reopened.READ MORE: Detroit Retiree Sees Sidewalk Repaired Months After Water Main Break
According to the Detroit Free Press, Friends of the Main Art Theatre, a community group formed to help preserve the theater, has held many marches and protests in support of the building, and 200 people attended a rally outside of the theater last Saturday.
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