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Wheeler Opera House box office relocation

Erica Robbie
The Aspen Times

The Wheeler Opera House’s box office will be in the former Crystal Palace location beginning Monday, according to Wheeler Executive Director Gena Buhler.

The relocation to 312 E. Hyman — two doors down from the opera house where the box office currently operates — is part of the Wheeler’s major renovation plan.

The project, which has an estimated budget of more than $4 million, is in the third and final stage of renovation, Project Manager Jeff Pendarvis said during a recent City Council meeting.

Buhler said they plan to have the box office back at the Wheeler in December, adding that their first show is Dec. 18.

“If they need more time, they can have it,” building owner Mark Hunt said.

Buhler said the Wheeler is thankful to Hunt “for helping us with this short-term.”

What will move into the building after, however, is unknown.

Hunt said he is “working on a bunch of different applications” to determine what will occupy the space long-term.