A new agreement has been announced by Bay Street Theatre that will allow them to stay in Sag Harbor at their current location. Tim Kofahl of Bay Street sent out a press release explaining the new terms between the theatre and Pat Malloy and how it will provide provides Bay Street the option to stay on the Long Wharf until May 2023.
Artistic Director Murphy Davis said in the press release, “The great news is, we now have a stable environment from which we can pursue our dream of having our own home. It is a dream a long time coming. For an arts organization to expand and continue to thrive it is imperative. We are so grateful to the East End community for coming forward with new ideas, potential partners, and interested underwriters. It is in that spirit of collaboration that we can all make this dream into a reality. ”
“We deeply thank Pat Malloy for his understanding and his good will. He has provided us with both the stability we have long sought, and the flexibility we need, should a new, permanent home be identified and developed” said Tracy Mitchell, Executive Director. Mitchell and Davis both believe that it was the open discussion with the community beginning last Fall, that spurred the interest of developers and funding sources alike.
Sag Harbor Mayor Brain Gilbride commented, “On behalf of the entire Village Board, I am so glad to learn that Bay Street will be staying here in Sag Harbor”.
Malloy added, “I am very pleased that Bay Street Theatre has decided to stay in Sag Harbor, and happy to be able to help them again with a favorable lease. My hats off to the good directors and managers for making the decision to continue to provide great theatre to Sag Harbor!”