GENESEO – The historic Palace marquee was damaged Friday night when part of the support structure broke loose and sent water streaming into Main Street.
So far, it is unclear whether the marquee will hang on or will have to come down.
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Water fell from the bent marquee for about a minute, then dripped steadily.
According to cinematreasures.org, the Palace was built as a movie theater by late local legend Pete Bondi in 1929, but was converted to a bowling alley in 1938. It later became a bar, and then office space in 1985.
The building houses Honey Girl Gourmet and Genesee Graphics. Neither business suffered any damage.
In fact, attendees of Geneseo Community Main Street’s annual wine stroll continued to fill their glasses and taste local treats at Honey Girl while the property owners assessed the damage.
The property owners immediately barricaded the sidewalk.
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