PHILADANCO(Courtesy of PHILADANCO) Philly! Get ready because this weekend trailblazing modern dance troupe PHILADANCO is returning home for a three-day engagement at The Kimmel Center. From December 12 to 14, PHILADANCO will bring an exciting new program entitled Risky Business to Philadelphia’s world famous Avenue of the Arts. Risky Business features the world premiere of choreographer Christopher Huggins’ “Latched,” while revisiting and elevating the works of beloved choreographers who have contributed choreographic elements of risk to the ever-evolving field of modern dance. Additional program highlights include Ray Mercer’s “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” Eliza Monte’s “White Dragon,” and Daniel Ezralow’s “Pulse. Grab your tickets now, because ‘Danco shows are known to sell out fast. You can check out a preview of Latched below. PHILADANCO When: Friday, December 12 – Sunday, December 14 Where: Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts, 300 S. Broad Street Cost: $29 – $46 More Info: Buy tickets online here.
WILMINGTON, MA — Walgreens closed its doors at 277 Main Street in Wilmington back in June 2015. The property has remained vacant ever since.The town’s newly formed Economic Development Committee is hoping to help change that.What complicates matters, however, is the property owner is not incentivized to actually fill the space.Aubuchon Realty Company, the parent of company of Aubuchon Hardware, purchased the 15,466-squre foot building for $5.17 million back in 2017. Despite no longer occupying the building, Walgreens CONTINUES to pay the lease, which is fully guaranteed to Aubuchon for more than a decade. In fact, at the time of the sale, Walgreens had $4,462,500 of remaining lease payments due to Aubuchon.“This is a real estate long-term play for [Aubuchon]. I would look at it as a nice bond with a massive payout later,” said Committee Vice Chair Tom Card, noting the property will be worth much more than $5.17 million when Aubuchon eventually sells it, all the while collecting rent from a vacant tenant.“In talking to people at Aubuchon, they say it’s a real estate thing and has nothing to do with their hardware portfolio,” confirmed committee member Daniel Gibbons. “I half believed that, but it’s been several years now and weeds are growing out of the building. They view it as an investment of some sort. It’s a pretty nice bond.”Walgreens, on the other hand, does have a financial incentive to sublease the property to another business to help defer costs associated with the lease.“If we wanted to be very aggressive in trying to fill the Walgreens location, the big play would be to go the leasing agent and say we want to help them sublease it,” noted Card. “They’re probably paying some ridiculous rent amount each month. We could help them find a tenant and defer some of their costs. They may be open to that.”“Walgreens is still the tenant. They’re paying Audubon. And the town is still collecting taxes,” recapped Committee Chair Mike Champoux. “But what can we do to fill that empty store? Does the town have any teeth in matters like this? It would be nice if we did… This [stinks] for Wilmington.”For starters, the Committee has decided to send a well-crafted letter to SRS Real Estate Partners, the commercial real estate firm actively attempting to sublease the property.“What if this committee wrote a letter, introducing ourselves and seeing if they’d be willing to engage in a conversation about what their hopes are for their property? Let’s see if we can help them fill it,” suggested committee member and Selectman Greg Bendel. “We know what our hopes are — to fill that vacancy with a business that will benefit the community.”Committee member Patrick Giroux, who works in commercial real estate, agreed to draft a letter for the committee to review at its next meeting on Wednesday, September 25, 2019.Like Wilmington Apple on Facebook. Follow Wilmington Apple on Twitter. Follow Wilmington Apple on Instagram. Subscribe to Wilmington Apple’s daily email newsletter HERE. Got a comment, question, photo, press release, or news tip? Email firstname.lastname@example.org.Share this:TwitterFacebookLike this:Like Loading… RelatedECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT COMMITTEE GETS TO WORK: 20 Building Projects Happening In Town RIGHT NOWIn “Business”Town’s Economic Development Committee, Ice Rink & Recreational Facility Committee Begin To MeetIn “Government”Selectmen Wants Town To Do A Better Job Attracting New BusinessesIn “Government” read more
In this file photo taken on 24 August, 2018 US president Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump walk to Marine One prior to departing from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, as they travel to Ohio. Photo: AFPUS first lady Melania Trump on Thursday accused the author of an anonymous attack on her husband in the op-ed pages of The New York Times of “sabotaging” the country.The article’s author, who is known to the newspaper but described only as a senior administration official, portrayed US president Donald Trump as “amoral” and reckless, and said a “quiet resistance” had formed among top aides to thwart his most misguided actions.”People with no names are writing our nation’s history,” the first lady said in a statement. “Words are important, and accusations can lead to severe consequences.”She added that anyone bold enough to make such accusations should “stand by their words” rather than hiding behind anonymity.”To the writer of the op-ed — you are not protecting this country, you are sabotaging it with your cowardly actions,” she said. read more