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Show goes on at Jesters Dinner Theatre despite going on market

Performances may continue until building is sold, owner said
Jester's Dinner Theatre.

Despite going up for sale, Jesters Dinner Theatre is once again up and running — but that is only temporary.

Owner Scott Moore said while the building will eventually be sold, not immediately selling meant they had a chance to continue productions at the beloved dinner theater.

“Since our building hasn't sold, we decided we'd better fire things up again,” he said on Friday.

The building on Longmont’s Main Street went up for sale for $2 million last April. At the time, Moore said he and his wife wanted to step away from the business to get more time to pursue other passions.

The real estate listing for the property at 224 Main Street describes the building as a prime redevelopment opportunity. Longmont has issued a request for expression of interest for development proposals that include the Jesters property down to the hard corner at 202 Main Street.

“The City of Longmont and property owners envision working with a developer for a high density, mixed-use commercial project by assembling this 1.02 acre site,” the listing says. “224 Main Street is the keystone of the city block connecting these parcels to the Downtown District.”

Moore thinks there's still several months before any type of deal goes through, though.

“I imagine we've got another nine to twelve months before the building finally sells,” he said. “We'll see.”

According to the Jester’s website, classes and performances are scheduled out through the end of May with “Alice in Wonderland.” “Annie Jr.” will be at the theater Feb. 3-12, followed by “The Foreigner” Feb. 17-April 2.

Amy Golden

About the Author: Amy Golden

Amy Golden is a reporter for the Longmont Leader covering city and county issues, along with anything else that comes her way.
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