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North Adams City Council Approves Potential Sale of Mohawk

The approval came with a caveat: Any bid documents should contain the language "shall maintain the historic integrity of the marquee in perpetuity."

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North Adams Committee Advises Deed Restriction on Mohawk Marquee

The three-member board is advising that RFP include that the buyer shall maintain the historical integrity of the marquee in perpetuity and that all proposals be presented at a public meeting before the mayor's office selects one.

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Council Committee to Weigh Restrictions on Mohawk Theater

Councilors had wanted to "flip the process" by issuing an RFP first and weighing responses before declaring the property "municipal surplus." But an opinion by the city solicitor received Tuesday afternoon closed off that possibility.

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North Adams Councilors Postpone Mohawk Theater Decision

The theater, however, incurred far more angst among officials and residents than previous properties like Notre Dame church and the old City Yard. It has been in part driven by nostalgia but largely by a hope held for years that the dormant property can be transformed.

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North Adams Council Sends Mohawk Theater Sale to Committee

Councilors said they wanted more assurances on any proposal that would secure the long-vacant building's future should the buyer fail in its plans or allow the structure to deteriorate.

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North Adams City Council Delays Vote on Mohawk Theater

Several councilors expressed concern that the council and city would lose control over aspects of the landmark theater based on the language in the request for proposals and that there were too many unanswered questions.

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Bernard Will Seek Proposals for Historic Mohawk Theater

Mayor Thomas Bernard, the third mayor to deal with the city-owned property, has decided the public sector has taken it as far as it can go: Next week he'll ask the City Council to declare the theater as excess municipal property and put out a request for proposals.

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Mohawk Theater Ideas Run From Go-Karts to Arts Performance Training Center

Those ideas and more were part of the out-of-the-box thinking at a forum Monday night to gather community feedback on possible uses for the long vacant Main Street movie house.

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