first_img Facebook Advertisement Twitter LEAVE A REPLY Cancel replyLog in to leave a comment Advertisement Advertisementcenter_img The Rio Theatre has been near the corner of East Broadway and Commercial Drive for 90 years. – PHOTO BY STEPHEN THOMSON An East Side cultural landmark near the corner of East Broadway and Commercial Drive has been put on the market.Leonard Schein has listed the Rio Theatre property for sale. However, the operator of the business, Corinne Lea, points out that she has eight years remaining on her lease.“I want to reassure you all that the Rio is not going anywhere as long as we have anything to say about it!” Lea said in a statement on the Rio Theatre’s Facebook page. “Yes its true The Rio property is for sale and is in danger of being developed and turned into a multiplex. But we have plans to buy it, so we can save it from being torn down.” Login/Register With: The multimedia business is more than a single-screen theatre, as it also hosts concerts, comedy peformances, burlesque events, and fashion shows.The CBRE listing describes the 90-year-old Rio Theatre as a “high density residential development site” that’s just steps from the Commercial-Broadway transit hub. It notes that there is “strong assembly potential” with adjacent properties.last_img

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