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Now you can buy The Art Theater for $870,000

The façade of building with dark brown brick, and rectangular windows with white trim. There is a theater marquee with red letters saying "Closed". A red sign with the work ART in white letters juts out over the marquee.
Patrick Singer

The Art Theater went on the market with an asking price of just under $2 million, then that was cut in half last March to just under $1 million. Now, owner David Kraft has knocked the price down a bit more to $870,000. This includes the theater, the neighboring barber shop, four leased apartments, and a billboard.

We’ve spoken at length about the loss of cultural spaces in Champaign, and lamented the number of empty spaces in general, and continue to hold out hope that something will become of this iconic space.

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