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UPDATE: Prospective buyer of historic Huntridge Theater revealed

Posted at 7:54 AM, Oct 17, 2019

LATEST INFO: According to the City of Las Vegas, an agreement has tentatively been reached for the purchase and sale of the Huntridge Theater between owner King George LLC and buyer J Dapper. The proposed transaction will be voted on by City Council at the Nov. 6 meeting.

J Dapper is no stranger to the historic Huntridge neighborhood.

In 2015, Dapper and a related company named Ten15 Development invested more than $6 million to buy and restore 3 commercial real estate properties in the neighborhood.

Before that, he was involved with the 8,000-square-foot complex at St. Rose Parkway and Eastern Avenue and the Palm Court retail development on Eastern Avenue. He is also currently involved with a retail and office project on 10 acres in southwest Las Vegas called The Bend.

The sale of downtown's historic Huntridge Theater is being finalized, according to the Huntridge Foundation.

The announcement was made during Wednesday's City Council meeting by attorney Brad Jerbic.

The purchase is part of Project Enchilada, which started last summer. Project Enchilada is a plan to revitalize certain areas of downtown Las Vegas.

Jerbic did not reveal details of the deal.

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The theater opened in 1944 and was the first desegregated theater in Southern Nevada. Itwas placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1993. The venue closed permanently in 2004.