Plans to rebuild, refurbish, and re-glitzify Santa Barbara’s historic Granada Theatre hit a slight roadblock when the city’s Historic Landmarks Commission refused to grant the theater owner permission to install new copper doors in the Granada’s grand entryway. Commission members argued the Granada never had copper doors in the past and suggested instead the owners should make their grand statement with wooden doors. The theater owner – who has enjoyed strong political and financial support from City Hall – appealed the matter to the City Council, which is scheduled to render a decision September 12.
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Originally published 12:00 p.m., July 20, 2006
Updated 11:08 a.m., August 10, 2006
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