City to acquire old Capitol Theatre building
Demolition costs estimated at $130K
September 17, 2020
Though closing credits may have rolled decades ago on the last scary movie to play at the Capitol Theatre, it doesn't mean the building can't put on one final horror show for Hartley taxpayers.
On the advice of legal counsel, the city council on Monday voted to acquire the property from Dwight and Darla Jacobs, of Spirit Lake. The city will obtain the property located at 185 S Central Ave. via quitclaim deed in the near future, and the Jacobs will also have to fork over a $2,500 payment under the agreement.
The arrangement ends months of legal wrangling, which began last year after the coun...