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UKS | Theater Approval

On July 8, 2020, Updike, Kelly & Spellacy (“UKS”), through attorney Robert G. Pethick, achieved a major victory for its client New Haven Academy of Performing Arts (“NHAOPA”), when the East Haven Planning & Zoning Commission approved NHAOPA’s application for a 100-seat theater to the rear portion of its space in East Haven’s West End neighborhood. 

The approval has gained positive feedback from the public seeking a revitalization of the arts in the area.  The following is a link to an article posted by the Arts Council of Greater New Haven discussing NHAOPA’s application and approval:

If you have any questions or need assistance with regard to real estate, land use, zoning or municipal law matters in general, please contact Robert M. DeCrescenzo, Esq., at 860.548.2625 or, Richard D. Carella, Esq., at 860.548.2681 or, John A. Acampora, at (203) 467-7337 or, or Robert G. Pethick at (203) 786-8328 or