The building at 301 High St. in downtown Glassboro was once intended to hold several condominiums but since the economic downturn in 2008 the building has sat empty.
“This is going to be an anchor in revitalizing Glassboro,” said Rowan University President Ali Houshmand, standing in a room that currently consists of little more than a concrete floor and exposed steel framework. “Arts, culture and entertainment are an important part of any community. Together we’re building a place where people can study, live, eat and see entertainment.”
“This investment recognizes that art transcends sectors,” Salvante said. “It reaches across the business sector, across education. It creates this magnet right where school meets town.”