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1960s

Downtown Glens Falls, NY experiences failed urban renewal

70-80

Glens Falls sees many businesses flee the city as big box chains open in neighboring communities

1990s

Glens Falls feels the strain of a significant economic downturn in much of upstate New York

1995

A group of private business leaders create a nonprofit group called Partners for Progress dedicated to strengthening the downtown commercial district of Glens Falls, NY.

1995

Woolworth’s in downtown Glens Falls closes its doors.

1995

Partners for Progress identifies the former Woolworth’s as the largest and most modern on the main block of downtown, as a key to the downtown’s future and purchases it.

1996

Adirondack Theatre Festival requests and is granted permission to produce their second summer theater festival in the empty building.

97–01

ATF continually produces successful summer seasons in the empty Woolworth’s leading Partners for Progress to determine the facility would be best used as a year round performing arts center.

2001

A Public fundraising effort is kicked off by a $250,000 challenge grant issued by the Charles R. Wood Foundation.

01-03

The community overwhelmingly meets the capital campaign goals.

2003

Ground is broken and the theater is officially named the Charles R. Wood Theater after its largest supporter.

2004

The theater opens its doors on June 12.

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