CHAPPAQUA, N.Y. -- The Wallace Auditorium at Chappaqua Crossing will soon be used as an arts and cultural center following the New Castle Town Board's unanimous approval of a lease for the building.
The lease, which was approved at the board's meeting last Tuesday, runs for one year for a term coinciding with all of 2016. The town has the option to renew the lease for another year, which would cover all of 2017.
Additionally, the town can opt to acquire the auditorium by having Chappaqua Crossing owner Summit/Greenfield, which negotiated the lease, dedicate it.
The town will not have to pay for any rent or other charges as part of the lease, according to a town announcement subsequently sent out.
Summit/Greenfield's offer of a dedication was first announced last year in connection with the Town Board's approval of rezoning another portion of the property for retail usage.
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