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WESTMORELAND CULTURAL TRUST COMPLETES APARTMENT PROJECT WITH ADDITION OF FOUR NEW UNITS

GREENSBURG, PA (July 10, 2019) – Westmoreland Cultural Trust has wrapped up its apartment renovation project located on the second and third floors of The Palace Theatre above the Box Office and Megan’s Suite at 113 Pennsylvania Ave, Greensburg.  Four third-floor apartments were completed this June adding to the already-occupied second story apartments that were opened in February 2018.

“Westmoreland Cultural Trust is thrilled to draw people to the downtown area, not only to enjoy the many cultural and recreational attractions, but to give them an opportunity to become a resident of our beautiful city.  We welcome other developers into our area to create additional apartment and housing options,” said T. Terrance Reese, Board Chairman of Westmoreland Cultural Trust.

The four newly completed apartments feature all new finishes, new appliances (including a dishwasher and in-unit washer and dryer), all-inclusive utilities, wi-fi, a key-secured building, and an elevator.  Parking is also available.

Construction for the project was completed by Caliber Contracting Services of Pittsburgh.  The apartments range in size from 808 to 1218 square feet. Monthly rentals include all utilities and start at $1,215.  Three apartments are currently available for rent.  A tenant from the second-story apartments will be occupying the fourth apartment.  Their original apartment will also become available for rental within the next few weeks.

“These high quality, affordable apartments are a welcome addition to Greensburg to further the revitalization of downtown.  The Trust isn’t just about promoting the arts and providing entertainment – – we are committed to making our county and our communities a better place,” stated Westmoreland Cultural Trust CEO, April Kopas.

The area occupied by the apartments originally featured 10 units that were installed when the Manos Theatre was built in 1926 and housed the traveling entertainers and acts who performed at the theatre.  These 10 apartments were used throughout the years until they were closed more than a decade ago.

With the assistance of grants from the Richard King Mellon Foundation, McCune Foundation, Allegheny Foundation, Katherine Mabis McKenna Foundation, Colcom Foundation, General Carbide, Burkland Foundation, Greenburg Foundation Fund and Standard Charitable Foundation, the trust was able to completely renovate the area and add eight modern living spaces to the downtown Greensburg cultural district.

Melissa Raichel, current resident and Westmoreland Cultural Trust employee stated, “As a lifetime lover of theater, old and new, it doesn’t get much cooler than having the opportunity to live in a contemporary style apartment in a historic theatre, which just also happens to be the place that I work. I quite literally live at the theatre and that’s just the way that I like it.”

An Open House is scheduled from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday, July 16 for the third-floor apartments.  The event is open to the public.

Those interested in renting an apartment, may also contact 724-836-1123, ext. 250 for additional information.

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About Westmoreland Cultural Trust

Westmoreland Cultural Trust is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to stimulate cultural and economic development in the Westmoreland County region, to promote the performing arts; preserve and enhance the region’s assets for the benefit of the community.

www.westmorelandculturaltrust.org    724-836-1123

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The Palace Theatre has been a major force in Westmoreland County’s cultural scene for generations. Opened September 2, 1926, as the Manos Theatre, The Palace Theatre today hosts the widest variety of live entertainment in the area in a beautifully renovated 1369-seat facility, located across from the county courthouse.
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