The Carver Theater, originally scheduled to open in September 2013 after an $8 million makeover, is thisclose to being done—"90 percent complete," in fact. The Times-Pic reports that one of the main hold-ups was due to the Tremé building requiring "more substantial infrastructure work than originally anticipated" (read: dollar signs). Dr. Eugene Oppman, the owner of the Orleans Avenue venue is hesitant to pinpoint an exact opening date, but after some spring "sneak preview events," the opening could be on or around April 30. Built in 1950, The Carver was one of the first theaters to cater to black audiences when the Jim Crow laws mandated segregation. When this project is complete, expect live theater and music performances, special events, and movies.
· Carver Theater renovation '90 percent' complete, principals say [NOLA.com]
· Historic theater about to take the stage after $8M reno [Curbed NOLA]