Speaker Aresimowicz Tours MBS

January 23, 2017

Rep. Ziogas, Mayor Cockayne, and Speaker Aresimowicz at the Memorial Boulevard School

I welcomed Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz to Bristol today for a tour of Memorial Boulevard School along with Mayor Cockayne, Bristol Superintendent Ellen Solek, and members of the City Council and Board of Education. During the tour we discussed potential funding to renovate Memorial Boulevard School for use as an arts and theater magnet school.

The more than 90,000 square foot school is home to Bristol’s largest performance theater. The school has been vacant for several years, and previous plans for the space have stalled.

Memorial Boulevard School is a historic gem close to the heart of downtown Bristol, and it has been vacant for far too long. An arts and theatre magnet school would be a great opportunity to utilize the space while maintaining the theatre and the building’s character. I would like to thank Speaker for joining us for a tour today, and I look forward to continuing our discussion about the potential renovation of Memorial Boulevard School.

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Press Release: Rep. Ziogas Welcomes Speaker of the House to Memorial Boulevard School