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Published: Wednesday, April 23 2014 7:30 p.m. MDT

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play by the rules
SOUTH JORDAN, UT

Those of us in S. Jordan want our old mayor back. There is absolutely no reason for this.

Flashback
Kearns, UT

Why give up green space along the river for more urban sprawl? Mulligans is just fine and I like the course. Just look across the street for what the area might become. The Jordan River flood plain should remain undeveloped as much as possible. I don't know if South Jordan has had anything built on the old school site at 10600 S and 13th West. I haven't been down that way for a while, but if not, that would be a great place for the theater.

Jarvis
South Jordan, UT

Hale Center Theater made a big announcement last year to go in Sandy on property that the City owns but they could not come up with enough money to pay for the land. This was on undeveloped property. Mulligans is a developed open space "park" that thousands of people use. Why would you want to trade this for a building with parking? I do like Hale Theater and I do like Mulligans. Mulligans needs to stay and Hale Theater should be relocated somewhere else that makes sense for it.

dalefarr
South Jordan, Utah

Hale Theater's repeated act of playing once city off against another is getting a little tiring. The final curtain should happen in WVC. Other arts opportunities available to South Jordan and Sandy.

Shawnm750
West Jordan, UT

@Flashback - That site on 106th & 13th is WAY too small for HTC. Their current site in WVC is larger and Hale's looking to build a larger facility. There's still plenty of undeveloped space down by The District and out by Daybreak that would be better, but they're probably all privately owned. Mulligans is on city property which means the city would getting some money, either through a land sale or a lease.

On the flip side, I think HTC's trying to do this as cheaply as possible and looking for whichever new city it calls home to foot part of the bill. Fiscally, it would be better for SoJo to have HTC at that site since, even in the event of a land sale, HTC would generate sales tax revenue year round while Mulligans can only do so seasonally. I'd rather see Mulligans there...

suzyk#1
Mount Pleasant, UT

I think their idea is great - hopefully Hale Theater can pull this off.

push-n-day-zees
Salt Lake, UT

I think Hales Theatre is just fine where it is. What's the deal with leaving something so beautiful? If they need another building I wouldn't care except they don't need to pull out once again on those who like going. They were first on Main Street and they left there. Now they're in West Valley and want to leave. If they need to grow, just make another theatre and have double the fun. I don't want to travel forever to get there. South Jordan is just too far away from the cultural center of Salt Lake. If they go, neither will I.

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