PEEKSKILL, N.Y. ‒ The Paramount Center for the Arts may reopen under new management, according to Mayor Mary Foster.
Foster told residents at Monday's budget hearing that the city was working to get the venue up and running again.
"Our corporation counsel has been dealing with the newly hired attorneys by the Paramount board, and the staff is working on developing an RFP (request for proposals) that will go out for a proposal for a very wide circle to see what kind of proposals we will get back, and it's not for free rent," Foster said.
The Paramount closed due to financial hardship earlier this month.
The facility is owned by the city but was operated by a 501(C)(3) non-profit that was also responsible for recent renovations to the building.
Foster said city staff have been working with attorneys to get control of the building. She added that the Paramount's board of directors was also working to sort out what belonged to them in the building so the city would know what to include in an RFP.