New Owner for Lincoln Theater?
The buyer is Scott Nagel, local events producer (e.g. the Dungeness Crab & Seafood Festival) and a former director of Seattle's Folklife Festival. Dan Gase said:
“It is considered a pending sale. We've entered the contingency phase.”
Scott Nagel and his wife, Karen Powell, are searching for some major funding to finance the remodeling and reopening of the Lincoln. He said:
“We did this to get the process started. We're working to raise money to purchase the building, which would then become the property of a nonprofit organization.”
His plan is for the Lincoln Theater to become “the key to the economic future of downtown Port Angeles” and a “resource for the entire Olympic Peninsula.”