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This news that Lyric Opera San Diego is in a financially desperate situation reminded me that the Birch North Park Theatre has been hailed over the last several years as a revitalizing force in the neighborhood.
The New York Times’ flyby last year called the theater’s renovation and reopening the “tipping point” in making North Park vibrant and diverse.
That villages plan is not nearly as grand as it was when the city shouted it from the rooftops when it first began in 2004. But the theater’s renovation is one piece of the plan that did happen, and it’s credited with luring a lot of the restaurants and shops to the neighborhood.