But after these glory years of success, the Coconut Grove Playhouse was closed in 2006 because of debt accumulation and remains closed today.
Two weeks ago the State of Florida decided to give a 30 days deadline to the Coconut Grove Playhouse to put itself back on its feet. Otherwise, the theater will become a state property.
If this happens, the issue is that we don’t know what the government has in mind for the Coconut Grove Playhouse future and how it will deal with that. The county hopes that they will be given the responsibility to take care of it because they think that they have the ability the reopen the theater.
Indeed, it seems that the reopening of the theater is necessary and duly claimed by the residents and business owners of the grove. The closing of the theater has had consequences on the neighborhood and contributed to the economic downturn of the adjacent area.
So, for the good sake of the Grove neighborhood and the economic stability “the show must go on” for the Coconut Grove Playhouse. Let’s see, at the end of the 30 days, how it all turns out!