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this is a discussion within the NOLA Community Forum; Ticket holders for a concert scheduled this month at the Carver Theater received an email that the venue ? built in 1950 and recently renovated with the aid of a slate of tax credits ? ?is permanently closed? as of ...

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Carver Theater to ticket holders: 'the theater is permanently closed'


Ticket holders for a concert scheduled this month at the Carver Theater received an email that the venue ? built in 1950 and recently renovated with the aid of a slate of tax credits ? ?is permanently closed? as of Nov. 14.

According to several sources, the Carver staff finished their shifts in November.*Multiple emails and phone messages from Gambit to Carver staff and the building?s owner, Eugene Oppman, went unanswered. WDSU-TV first reported the closure, which the theater's consultant Madania Graves attributed to declining revenue.

The building ? listed on the National Register of Historic Places ? has served the predominantly black neighborhood and*Lafitte*housing area for decades as a movie theater, concert hall and event space.

It closed in 1980, then reopened a few years later as the Carver Medical Clinic.*Oppman, an optometrist, bought the building in 1991.?
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