Request for Information (RFI) released for Uptown Theater

Uptown Greenville and the City of Greenville are asking investors, theater operators and other organized groups to share their responses on how they would restore and operate the theater. Interested respondents can download the Request for Information at the links below:

Request for Information
Appendix A, Theater Survey
Appendix B, Uptown Greenville Mid Year Report
Appendix C, Current Photos
Appendix D, Structural Evaluation
Appendix E, Cost estimate

Responses to the RFI should be submitted with an original signature and ten (10) additional copies and must be received by April 23rd, no later than 2:00pm to the following address:

Uptown Greenville
C/O Uptown Theater
PO Box 92
Greenville, NC 27835

Questions regarding the solicitation may be addressed to:

Bianca Shoneman
Uptown Greenville
PO Box 92
Greenville, NC 27835

Shoneman hopes to keep and feature, if possible, the building’s architectural elements. “Things that make this space unique and beautiful are already in place,” she said. “It has modillion cornices, which I’ve learned are one of the less common types, and these gorgeous half-circle fanlights. I hope to be able to feel the history alive there.”

As much as the benefits to historic preservation and cultural value, the renovation would also serve a practical purpose. “This is a major project for Greenville,” Shoneman said. “We are really missing out by not taking advantage of this beautiful and valuable asset that’s right here. Once we get this theater renovated, it will be the kind of place that will move our city to the next level in entertainment and performance arts, boost our economy and enhance our quality of life.”