Sun Theater Rehab Imminent? (3625 Grandel Square)

Is Grand Center’s iconic but empty and deteriorating Sun Theater headed for rehabilitation soon?

It has been rumored for a while that neighborhood newcomer Grand Center Arts Academy would purchase the building for use as a gymnasium and/or performance space for its students.

On October 4, 2012, a $5.5 million building permit for interior and exterior alterations was applied for (and is not yet issued – contingent upon approval from Zoning). The contractor is the Lawrence Group.

Below is a Geo St. Louis photograph of the Sun Theater:

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