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Glendale Theaters To Become Nightclubs?

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As Glendale readies a plan for an expanded downtown arts and entertainment district, the city's Mann Theatres at the Glendale Exchange could be reborn, rebranded and renewed as nightclubs, reports the Glendale News-Press.

The company’s lease ends June 30 leaving vacant nearly 54,000 square feet of space in the district which covers Maryland Avenue and Brand Boulevard between the Alex Theater and the library. The real estate broker handling the Exchange property is reportedly negotiating with two nightclub owners.

"City Council, acting as the Glendale Redevelopment Agency, has already voted to rewrite zoning rules to encourage entertainment venues to move in," reports the Glendale News-Press. Fast-track business applications, sign ordinances supporting neon signs as architectural features, and financial incentives for landlords to improve properties have also been approved.