The $43 million renovation of Brownsville’s Pitkin Theater is all done! Plans to transform the decrepit theater into a charter school with retail space were announced July of 2010. Now Curbed reports that Poko Partners and the firm Kitchen and Associates finished the adaptive reuse project, giving 130,000 square feet over seven floors to Ascend Charter School, with a discount store at street level. The architecture firm restored the building’s exterior neo-classical and Art Deco features. The interior now has a gym, auditorium, science labs and art rooms. The ribbon cutting ceremony will take place Thursday, Sept. 13.
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