SYLVESTER, Ga. (WALB) -Renovations on an iconic building in downtown Sylvester will start soon.
The former Capri Theater, which built on the site where Palace Theater once stood on Main Street, will transform into a restaurant.
The former theater which once entertained Sylvester’s youth with Saturday matinees, will soon serve flavors instead of films.
“We’re gonna renovate the actual theater as well, but that’s gonna come second. So we are gonna have events there, but first thing that we’re gonna be doing is this right here," says Zachary Hurst, co-owner of the soon-to-be ‘Palace Restaurant and Bar.’
"We’re gonna be keeping the majority of this old brick and all this old brick was from the Palace so that’s kinda what it was known for was brick, so we’ll be keeping that,” Hurst added.
Owners says construction will start in a few weeks, and is expected to open in mid-to-late summer.
The former theater showed films for decades before closing back in the mid-1970s.