Architectural plans approved for Holyoke’s Victory Theater

Architects working on the rehabilitation of the Victory Theater at 81-98 Suffolk St. submitted final drafts to the Holyoke Planning Board on Tuesday. The board reviewed and approved fence heights, a parking reduction plan and the theater’s marquee. Donald T. Sanders, executive director of the Massachusetts Festival of the Arts, which owns the theater, said the board’s approval represented a significant milestone in the project. The historic 1,600-seat theater opened in 1920 and closed in 1979. MIFA bought the city-owned property in 2009 for $1,500.

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