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Opera House faced with theft

December 27, 2013

FAIRMONT — A burglary earlier this month at the Fairmont Opera House resulted in a loss of thousands of dollars in cash and equipment. The burglary occurred following a Dec....

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Jeremy

Dec-29-13 12:06 AM

A $2,000 office door? Made of what? Ivory from an asian elephant? 3 $1,000 wireless microphones? Those things better have built-in teleprompters. Either those prices have been SERIOUSLY overblown...or better yet, I'm going to bet the person buying the stuff is buying it off of late night TV ads and pocketing the extra. So much drama over this building. Cut the losses and run. Time for a new downtown parking lot.

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doctorwho

Dec-29-13 1:52 AM

I hope you guys find the guy. It is just horrible to think someone can do that. And to this Jeremy person a Parking lot really? Fairmont is an eye sore the way it is we don't need more parking lots.

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Freedom

Dec-29-13 4:45 AM

Ok, I agree $2,000 for an office door seems a little steep and I have no idea what a wireless mic costs but I know that technology is not cheap. And really, people connected with non-profits, I would think are not the kind to rip themselves off. The Opera House is a plus for Fairmont.

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Jeremy

Dec-30-13 3:25 AM

@doctorwho - At least with a parking lot, you'll make money...Roof's won't fall in, office doors won't get wrecked, etc. How long is Fairmont going to keep dumping money into this place?

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HMcallister

Dec-30-13 10:24 PM

@Jeremy - I hope forever. It's a historic building that brings entertainment to the city. And when you say "Fairmont dumping money" - do you mean the residents? You are aware that the Opera House is a nonprofit organization, much like Salvation Army, the Humane Society, and the Martin County Historical Society, just to name a few. They don't rely on city money. And like all nonprofit organizations, it is your choice to contribute to their cause or not.

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Jeremy

Dec-31-13 1:32 AM

"It's a historic building that brings entertainment to the city."

When? Like every couple of months or so?

I'm well aware it's a non-profit. In fact, it's so non-profit, it continually loses money one way or another.

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GhostWriter1

Dec-31-13 4:37 PM

@Jeremy. You are an idiot. Obviously you do not know the value of quality equipment. Where do you shop, the dollar store? When was the last time you got a quote from a quality contractor? Yes, a female actually knows more about this stuff than you do. You obviously unaware of what goes on in the world. Go back to hiding under your rock and take your rude comments with you.

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Jeremy

Dec-31-13 5:36 PM

@Ghostwriter1 - Thank you for your insightful comments. I know exactly how much quality products and services cost. It's my business. Let me know how that building is doing in a few years. It hasn't gotten any better in the past 20+. Right?

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GhostWriter1

Jan-01-14 9:37 AM

Jeremy, if what you say is true and you are in all actuality both a building contractor and an audio design engineer then you would likely be able to purchase everything at cost. Most cannot. You don't seem to know much, by all of your previous comments, about what actually goes on at the opera house. Much more than you seem to be aware of. Maybe take a step back, take a History lesson, and actually walk through the front door to see all the work that has been done there. Then check out the many community members that attend performances there, use and appreciate the facility, and understand the value of historic places and the arts. You appear to be one of those people that will argue their point forever whether correct or not so this is my last comment.

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Jeremy

Jan-01-14 1:10 PM

I won't argue it forever. I'll just keep arguing as long as everybody keeps deciding anything and everything is a "place of historical significance"...and keeps throwing money out the door...

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