Earlier this spring, Renegade Productions ran into trouble with the City over safety issues at their multi-use property on Main and 2nd Avenue. Late on a Wednesday night, Renegade was informed that it would have to leave the building the next Tuesday - but because of a long weekend, that was only a single business day's notice.
Thanks to sympathetic ears at the City (and a lot of local media coverage), Renegade was granted a two week reprieve. “They worked through solutions,” Jim Buckshon, President of Renegade Productions, said. “It was an upbeat meeting. Cultural services [staff] showed up and came up with some good suggestions.”
Those new plans have now been finalized, and the Renegade crew are looking forward to some renovations that will both address the safety concerns of the city, and also bring added functionality and comfort to their clients. In addition to safety upgrades they're adding a recording studio, music rehearsal studios, and a large open floor plan art studio.
The facility has developed into an important centre of the arts, and while always incorporating client comfort and safety, plans in conjunction with the City of Vancouver will result in enhancements to the premises to make the facility even better and safer.
"Thanks City of Vancouver for recognizing the importance of our facilities and working with us to make Renegade Main Street even better!"