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City of Bryan now owns historic Queen Theater

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Posted at 6:36 PM, Dec 08, 2020
and last updated 2020-12-08 19:36:13-05

BRYAN, TX — The City of Bryan now owns the historic Queen Theater.

On Dec 8. the Bryan City Council unanimously voted in favor of the conveyance of the theater from the Downtown Bryan Association (DBA).

Terms include that the city of Bryan will be responsible for the current mortgage balance and closing costs up to $470,000, as well as assume the maintenance and upkeep needed for the building.

Right now, the City of Bryan has no plans to sell the building. However, DBA would receive the first right of refusal to purchase it in the next five years. The office portions of the building will be occupied by Destination Bryan, the newly established destination marketing organization for the City of Bryan.

“The Queen has a rich history as part of Downtown Bryan, and the city’s ownership of the building will ensure it remains a vibrant part of Downtown Bryan and our community,” said Mayor Andrew Nelson.

The city will solidify future plans for the rest of the building in the coming year.