Nearly one year ago, developer Kent Hardman announced his plans to transform Bellevue’s historic Marianne Theater into a brewery. This month it was announced that the City of Bellevue will extend its memorandum of understanding, allowing more time for those plans to come to fruition.
Hardman’s past accomplishments include renovation of the old Jackson Theater in Cincinnati’s Columbia-Tusculum neighborhood, as well as redevelopment of an old firehouse, which now houses Fireside Pizza and Hardman’s personal residence.
After purchasing the Marianne for $138,000 in 2014, Bellevue enlisted the Catalytic Fund’s help in evaluating requests and choosing a developer. The memorandum will extend for a minimum of 30 days and a maximum of 90 days.
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