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Interior construction is set to begin July 1, and the Holly Theatre is expected to reopen in 2023

Andy Atkinson / Mail TribuneOutlier Construction on July 1 will begin interior work needed to restore the Holly Theatre auditorium, with an opening scheduled for winter 2023.

The final act in a decade-long effort to restore downtown Medford’s Holly Theatre is about to unfold.

Outlier Construction on July 1 will begin the interior work needed to restore the auditorium, with an opening scheduled for winter 2023. The bid from Outlier, one of four companies that submitted bids, is $6 million.

“I was fearful,” said Ken Silverman, president of the Jefferson Public Radio Board of Directors. “I thought someone would come in at $10 million, given what’s going on in the construction industry.”

The bid, submitted by Outlier in the past month among ongoing supply-chain and construction cost issues, is still about $1 million higher than expected, but not high enough to cause any more delays in the project, Silverman said.

He said that with the bid awarded, a value-engineering process with the contractor could pare some additional costs from the project.

Outlier’s work will take up to 12 months to complete, but several more months will be needed to take care of some finishing touches, including decorative painting, lighting, sound equipment and installing the 1,025 seats in the auditorium, making it the largest indoor venue in the region.

Some of the acts that might play at the Holly, located at 226 W. Sixth St., include Bonnie Raitt, The Temptations, Clint Black, Kenny Loggins, Art Garfunkel and k.d. Lang.

Jefferson Live!, a subsidiary of JPR, will manage the Holly, and it also runs the Cascade Theatre in Redding.

The total cost for the Holly rebuild is about $12 million, with some $4.5 million already spent fixing the exterior, including the roof, and gutting the interior and restoring the front portion of the building. Jefferson Live! has its offices in the front.

So far, 3,000 donations have been received to help with the restoration efforts.

Silverman said the Holly is still shy about $2 million, but he hopes that naming rights and other donations could help bring in the remaining dollars.

Naming rights already have been received for various parts of the theater, including for 70% of the seats.

The remaining naming rights include $500,000 for the auditorium, $500,000 for the stage and $2 million for the building.

While the theater, with its distinctive blade sign and marquis, would still be referred to as the Holly, naming rights would result in a large sign placed on the front of the building.

The 1930 building will have many elements that were not in the original theater, including an elevator, better disability access, more modern and bigger bathrooms and a heating and air conditioning system.

The local architect of the Holly, Frank C. Clark, wanted to give local residents the illusion that they were floating on a gondola in the canals of Venice.

Opening to much fanfare at the beginning of the Great Depression, the Holly fell on hard times …….

Source: https://www.mailtribune.com/top-stories/2022/05/30/hollys-next-chapter-about-to-unfold/

Interior construction is set to begin July 1, and the Holly Theatre is expected to reopen in 2023

Andy Atkinson / Mail TribuneOutlier Construction on July 1 will begin interior work needed to restore the Holly Theatre auditorium, with an opening scheduled for winter 2023.

The final act in a decade-long effort to restore downtown Medford’s Holly Theatre is about to unfold.

Outlier Construction on July 1 will begin the interior work needed to restore the auditorium, with an opening scheduled for winter 2023. The bid from Outlier, on…….

Interior construction is set to begin July 1, and the Holly Theatre is expected to reopen in 2023

Andy Atkinson / Mail TribuneOutlier Construction on July 1 will begin interior work needed to restore the Holly Theatre auditorium, with an opening scheduled for winter 2023.

The final act in a decade-long effort to restore downtown Medford’s Holly Theatre is about to unfold.

Outlier Construction on July 1 will begin the interior work needed to restore the auditorium, with an opening scheduled for winter 2023. The bid from Outlier, on…….

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