UPDATED (6:50 PM): Adjusted business info for Mr. Yates (See below).
As we reported FIRST back in April, Jeffrey Yates was looking to raise the curtain on the Old Town Theater and save it as an entertainment venue. In June of this year, there were some issues with the deal to purchase the property from PMA properties owner Rob Kaufman so the deal fell through.
According to planning documents filed TODAY with the City, Jeffrey Yates, owner of Yates Car Wash, Table Talk Restaurant and the when-will-it-open Yates Pizzeria in Alexandria, is looking to purchase the long-shuttered Old Town Theater building once again. He’s looking to keep the space as an amusement enterprise featuring LIVE entertainment, music concerts, etc in the 1914 theater building located at 815 1/2 King Street.
I personally would LOVE to see the old theater reinvigorated. What about you?
The administrative application (PDF) says that Mr. Yates will work off the existing SUP for the space. It is unclear on hours, etc. at the present time. In addition, Mr. Yates plans on offering valet parking with the purchase of the property. This administrative application (PDF) was ALSO filed today.
If you have any comments regarding this request, please contact Planning and Zoning staff at 703 746-4666 or email planner Ann Horowitz directly. The deadline for comments for both of these applications is Wednesday, October 14, 2015.