The Alexander Theater: Approved for Renovation & Retrofit!
As one of the most prominent, historic properties in our portfolio, located in the heart of Downtown Christiansted, the Alexander Theater has remained a key element of the Foundation’s downtown revitalization vision since 1998 when we first became court-appointed receivers of several properties in Sunday Market Square. Once a thriving movie theater and the center of economic activity in the mid to late-1900s, the theater has stood in disrepair for over two decades.
In February 2019, the Foundation was awarded a Hazard Mitigation Grant through FEMA to renovate and retrofit the Alexander Theater in Sunday Market Square transforming it into a state-of-the-art performing arts center and the only downtown Christiansted Community Disaster Shelter capable of serving upwards of 300 people. A perfect example of the Foundation’s holistic approach to community development and to leveraging scarce dollars for ripple impacts, the Alexander Theater will add to the territory’s depleted disaster shelter pool and will serve as an economic stimulus for Christiansted.
The Foundation wishes to extend its sincere gratitude to the community partners who have been an integral part of this project over many years and to FEMA, for sharing our vision and helping us expand it as we build a radical model of community resilience and holistic community development.
For more information on the Alexander Theater, please contact St. Croix Foundation’s office directly at 340.773.9898.