Committee Delays Action on Playhouse Digital Marquee

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – The city’s Design Review Committee on Tuesday deferred action on The Youngstown Playhouse’s request for a $20,000 façade improvement grant.

The request would help fund the South Side theater’s proposed installation of a digital marquee sign at the entrance to its parking lot on Glenwood Avenue. The 5-foot-wide sign would be mounted on an existing signpost. It would advertise current and upcoming productions. Total cost of the sign is $48,000.

The Playhouse did not have a representative at Tuesday’s meeting, so the request will be considered at the next monthly meeting.

The committee did approve the following:

  • A request by Huntington Bank to add green color blocks to the windows of a branch it will open downtown on Central Square.
  • A request by Steelite International for a sign that will be installed atop an existing awning at the entrance to its location at 255 W. Federal St.
  • A request for decorative window art at Youngstown Kicks, a shoe store at the corner of West Boardman and Phelps streets, downtown.
  • A request for a $20,000 façade improvement grant by The Takeout, an eatery at 1852 Oak St., to install a sign with an electronic display, as well as a tempered-glass garage door. Total cost of the project is $42,286.

Action was deferred on two other façade grant requests:

  • Steel City Bar and Grill, 1418 Midlothian Blvd., $8,900 for a patio, parking lot and signage.
  • Los Gallos restaurant warehouse, 2203 Market St., $20,000 for renovations.

Pictured at top: A rendering of The Youngstown Playhouse’s proposed digital marquee sign.

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