Seems there's some conflict over how to use the Uptown Theatre in its next incarnation.
"What I thought would be a mild Edgewater residents’ meeting got a little brittle last Wednesday.
Edgewater Development Council and Edgewater residents met to vote on the historic rehab of the Uptown Theater and its use as an entertainment facility.
A representative of the developer was in attendance, and Jim Wiggins (spelling?) expressed outrage that Alderman Mary Ann Smith wouldn’t meet with him. He wouldn’t respond, however, to her chief of staff’s response that the developer has reneged on a promise to deposit $5MM in escrow for the building’s facade restoration."
Read the whole thing here at the blog of Anne Rossley, Uptown realtor and commentator.