City officials and developers over the last several months have spent considerable time pondering the future of the Paradise Theater, which opened at 6229 W. Greenfield Ave. in 1929.
It is now possible there could be no future at all.
The city has issued a razing order for the 81-year-old building because of its current state of deterioration.
The building will need to be repaired soon if there is any chance of saving it. It could be demolished as early as this summer if no private or public financing comes through, Development Director John Stibal said.
Stibal said he plans to ask the Common Council how the city should proceed. Aldermen may consider how much, if any, public financing should be used to salvage the theater.
The Paradise Family Life Center, which moved out last year following a foreclosure, was the last group to occupy the building.
The State Bank of Chilton owns the building and has been trying to sell it for some time. The former owner of the Rosebud Cinema Drafthouse in Wauwatosa expressed interest in the building earlier this year, but plans never materialized.
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