The Chronogram's Sari Botton profiles the Rosendale Theater Collective, the group that's seeking to buy the Rosendale Theatre from its longtime owner/operators, the Cacchio family. The collective has a lot of fundraising to do to meet their $600,000 goal, but it sounds like they're well on their way.
Meanwhile, the Cacchios are thrilled not to be throwing their family business to the sharks.
“There was one New York City developer who came in with a few people,” [Michael] Cacchio recalls, “and they had their heads cocked in this way—like they viewed it as just a piece of real estate. None of us wanted a business that my family put their blood, sweat, and tears into viewed as a piece of real estate.”