The Lewiston-Clarkston Valley has watched the drama surrounding the Lewiston Civic Theatre building at 805 Sixth Ave. unfold for almost a year. In August 2016, Lewiston's building official, John Smith, condemned the building because water damage had compromised the safety of the structure. In addition, the city closed the road at Eighth Street between Fifth and Sixth avenues as a safety precaution should the building collapse. Six months later, the theater told the Lewiston City Council it didn't have the means to make needed repairs on the building and deeded the property over to the city. In April, an 8-foot fence was installed around the structure, and the road reopened. The community waits to see what will become of the old church that has been the home of the Lewiston Civic Theatre for the past 45 years. Once alive with laughter, song and dance, the building now stands empty, the stage and seats collecting dust.

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