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The Criterion Theatre in Bar Harbor, Maine has paid the city $4,000 for a fine imposed on it because of unapproved elements on their newly-restored marquee, according to an article in the Bangor Daily News:
After months of negotiations, the Criterion Theater has paid a fine levied by the town over the theater’s reconstructed marquee.
By paying the $4,000 fine and signing a consent agreement with the town, the theater will be allowed to keep the marquee as it is and there will be no ongoing permitting issues for the property as a result of the existing marquee, according to Rob Jordan, president of the theater’s board of directors.
Town officials issued the fine late in 2009 because the new marquee hanging over the theater’s entrance on Cottage Street contained certain elements that had not been approved by the town’s design review board. The word “The” and the year “1932,” which refer to when the theater was built, and two strips of neon lighting were installed on the marquee though they were not among the design elements approved by the board in December 2007.
The theater subsequently received town approval to keep “1932” and the strip of green neon on the bottom of the marquee, but was told it still would have to remove the word “The” and the strip of blue neon on the marquee’s top edge.
Click the Read link below to view the full article.
Google Maps shows a Street View of the theater from September 2007, with the marquee before the restoration:
And here is a photo from Flickr of the sign as it appeared August 14, 2009:
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