Brewery planned for historic Kentucky theater


BELLEVUE, Ky. (AP) – A city council in northern Kentucky has accepted a developer’s proposal to turn a theater into a brewery.

The Kentucky Enquirer ( ) reports that Bellevue city officials hope the revamped Marianne Theater will turn into a destination.

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Cincinnati developer Kent Hardman wants to retain the stage, screen and theater seating for live shows or movies in addition to adding the brewery.

The Art Deco theater was built 73 years ago. It has been vacant while the rest of the street has thrived with stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Hardman would like to have the brewery and theater open within a year, but he won’t know how much work needs done until he gets into the building. He has a brewer lined up but said he’s not ready to reveal the brewer’s identity.


Information from: The Kentucky Enquirer,