January 25, 2001 |
The National Trust for Historic Preservation made its largest historic restoration loan to the firm of developer Tom Gilmore. Gilmore will apply the $750,000 to the rehabilitation of four downtown Los Angeles historic structures: the Palace Theater, St. Vibiana's Cathedral, the El Dorado Hotel and the Rowan Building. Gilmore plans to convert the Rowan Building into an apartment house; the El Dorado into a boutique hotel; and the Palace Theater into a 2,000-seat performance venue.
April 22, 2004 |
The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously Wednesday to switch temporary control of the city-owned Los Angeles Theatre Center from developer Tom Gilmore back to the city's Cultural Affairs Department, which had run the building from 1991 until the end of last year. Cultural Affairs assistant general manager Leslie Thomas quickly responded that the agency has no money to take on the task. Last year, Gilmore had been chosen to run the downtown arts building on a permanent basis.
December 28, 2003 |
Lone Star Ensemble Theater Company The Lone Star Ensemble (founded by, from left, James Kerwin, Brian Stanton, Corey Hayes and Travis Schuldt) isn't afraid to be hokey in playing up its Texas connection: Three of these four met at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth. Donors are "ranch hands," "cowpokes," "wranglers" and such. But there's no aw-shucks in the work, which has been eliciting critical yee-haws. The 3-year-old company mounts just two plays a year on rented stages around L.A.
January 10, 2004
"Loan History May Be Issue in Project" (Jan. 5) didn't mention the amount of losses the L.A. Theatre Center racked up over the years before anyone lived in the neighborhood. It also failed to make any attempt to quantify the amount of investment that has occurred and will occur in the most depressed area of our downtown because of the Old Bank District project. It leaves out some of the terms of developer Tom Gilmore's financing, which distorts the performance of the loans for the three buildings.
April 4, 2004 |
Who's running Los Angeles Theatre Center? Three months ago, most observers assumed that downtown developer Tom Gilmore -- who had survived several hurdles in a selection process -- would replace the city's Cultural Affairs Department at the helm of the four-stage municipal complex in downtown L.A. beginning in January. But the Gilmore management proposal is stalled because of continuing disputes with the Latino Theater Company, which had earlier submitted its own proposal to manage the facility.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 4, 1999
Tom Gilmore is either a genius or a madman. Or maybe he's a bit of both. The developer has a gutsy new vision for the crumbling, 123-year-old St. Vibiana's Cathedral, in a gritty part of downtown. Gilmore, who is spending big bucks to rehabilitate a series of dilapidated buildings on 4th Street, this week announced his intention to repair the earthquake-cracked historic structure and make it, along with the adjacent school and rectory buildings, the centerpiece of a multiuse complex.