Potential buyer expresses interest in reopening Bomes Theater building

A COMMUNITY MEMBER has agreed to purchase the Bomes Theater at 1017 Broad St. in Providence, with an interest to renovate and reopen the building, which is owned by the city and has been vacant since 2004. / PBN PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD
A COMMUNITY MEMBER has agreed to purchase the Bomes Theater at 1017 Broad St. in Providence, with an interest to renovate and reopen the building, which is owned by the city and has been vacant since 2004. / PBN PHOTO/MARY MACDONALD
PROVIDENCE – A long-deteriorated architectural gem may be saved after all. The Bomes Theater, owned by the city and vacant since 2004, is under contract, the head of the Providence Redevelopment Agency announced late last week. The structure, at 1017 Broad St., was built in 1921 as a theater and portions of it later were…

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