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theREP Gains Production Facility

Capital Repertory Theatre in downtown Albany and Proctors have announced the purchase of the former Gomez Electrical Contracting building for use as a production facility.

Officials say putting theREP’s production under a roof it owns makes sense. The arts organization, now run by Proctors, announced Friday it is buying the Gomez building, which sits less than a half-mile from theREP and has more than 30,000 square feet of work and storage space. Until now, theREP has rented production facilities from The Egg at the Empire State Plaza. The organization says the purchase will save theREP money and could help the company become an economic anchor on the North Pearl Street corridor. Plans call for the theatre’s technical staff to build, repair and store all set pieces and scenic elements in the Gomez building, along with offices for the production team

Dave Lucas is WAMC’s Capital Region Bureau Chief. Born and raised in Albany, he’s been involved in nearly every aspect of local radio since 1981. Before joining WAMC, Dave was a reporter and anchor at WGY in Schenectady. Prior to that he hosted talk shows on WYJB and WROW, including the 1999 series of overnight radio broadcasts tracking the JonBenet Ramsey murder case with a cast of callers and characters from all over the world via the internet. In 2012, Dave received a Communicator Award of Distinction for his WAMC news story "Fail: The NYS Flood Panel," which explores whether the damage from Hurricane Irene and Tropical Storm Lee could have been prevented or at least curbed. Dave began his radio career as a “morning personality” at WABY in Albany.
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