Letter to the Editor: Granada Theatre Opening – Dry?
I was sent this letter to the editor from The Granada which wanted a correction to what they point to as an inaccurate article that has appeared in "a local newspaper" on January 17 which made false claims. I assume that since this newspaper does not have a good record in printing letters to the editor that are critical -- they figured they should hedge their bets:
Thank you for your ongoing front page coverage of the Grand Opening of the Restored Granada Theatre in early March. Festivities will begin with a “Hard Hat Party” honoring all the construction workers who restored this historic 1924 landmark theater. The Grand Gala featuring performances by many of our regional performing arts groups will follow on March 6th. A free Open House for the entire community is scheduled for March 9th.
As Chairman of the Granada Operations Committee, I am responsible for oversight of all operations of the theatre including procurement of a liquor license. A few weeks ago, after discussion with our local ABC District Administrator, The Granada submitted a routine application for a Type 64 license specifically designed for theatre venues. There is absolutely no reason to believe it will be denied prior to the opening of The Granada.
We’ve never discussed or even contemplated acquiring the Tupelo Junction Café liquor license nor anyone else’s. Clearly, your “reliable” source is a long way from reliable.
Sarah Schlinger Chrisman
Vice President, Santa Barbara Center for the Performing Arts
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