on June 6, 2024
After several conversations with residents, council members and others, the Richwood Opera House Committee is recommending putting the building up for sale. Council members discussed the decision at last week’s meeting but no decisions have been made. The committee did ask to include a stipulation in the sale that preserves the tower and clock for future use. (Photo submitted)

Committee pitches sale of Opera House

By By Kyle Meddles, Richwood Gazette 


The Opera House Committee is recommending that Richwood Council put the much-discussed building up for sale.

At the village council meeting last week, Council President Reddy Brown, who also serves on the Opera House Committee, gave recommendations from the group and discussed the option to sell the building that has been at the center of a decades-long debate.

Since March, when Preservation Ohio’s Executive Director Thomas Palmer introduced the idea of stipulations when selling the property, Brown said several business people have come forward showing interest in buying the Opera House.

“The state rules are (that) you have to put it out for bid and I think its five weeks or six weeks it has to be in…

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