As per Newsday, the proposed performing arts center got the go ahead last week from the Village Board.
Mayor Scordino opined, “This is going to be a tremendous asset for this village and for residents and nonresidents who will visit our shops and our restaurants,”
The arts center, to be called the Argyle Theater at Babylon Village, would be Long Island’s second year-round professional theater, joining the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport and would employ unionized Broadway players.
Attorneys for the village and for Mark and Dylan Perlman, the Seaford father and son who will run the roughly 450-seat Argyle, will in coming weeks finalize an agreement on operations at the site. It will cover topics like operating hours, alcohol sales and parking that drew concern from neighbors at planning and village board meetings over the summer.
So, the contentious issues discussed during the August board meeting including the proposed hours and midnight showings have yet to be hammered out. No mention either of any proposed parking solutions for the Villagers who live on Prospect and the surrounding streets.