Channel 8 is reporting that Rochester Mayor Lovely Warren has asked Governor Andrew Cuomo
for $100 million for a performing arts center downtown.
Warren has long insisted that any new performing arts center should be downtown. The Rochester Broadway Theatre League has been looking for a new home, but is currently attached to the Medley Centre project in Irondequoit. That project seems stuck in permanent limbo, however, which may leave an opening for the city.
Former mayor Tom Richards was reluctant to get involved with the RBTL theater. He was convinced that it would run a deficit, and said the city was not in a financial position to support a performing arts center.