K Street Drama, Act 5379

The endless evolution to somehow restore this once central street to even a shadow of its previous glory, continues, as reported by the Sacramento Bee.

An excerpt.

“California Musical Theatre has turned out the lights and dropped the curtain on the Cosmopolitan Cabaret.

“CMT will no longer operate the 200-seat theater at the corner of 10th and K Streets, which it opened in 2008. Last week CMT executive producer Richard Lewis asked his board of directors to sign off on an agreement terminating their lease with developer David Taylor, who owns the building.

“The state-of-the-art lighting and sound systems will not go unused for long, however, as restaurateur Randy Paragary will take over operation of the theater space to create a nightclub he plans to call The Assembly. He will open the new club March 1 and intends to have acts booked every night.

“I’m going in there because I’m joined at the hip with the space,” Paragary said. “It was always an integral part of the business plan because a significant part of our dinner business came from people going to the show. So that space was very important to us.”

“The Cabaret has shared the ground floor of the Cosmopolitan building with Cafe Bernardo on K (formerly the Cosmo Cafe) and the KBar, all operated by the Paragary Restaurant Group. The nightclub Social occupies the building’s second floor.

“Paragary plans to adapt and slightly renovate the Cabaret space to be a part of the young, active nightlife hub on the block, which already includes KBar, Dive Bar, Pizza Rock and Social.”

About David H Lukenbill

I am a native of Sacramento, as are my wife and daughter. I am a consultant to nonprofit organizations, and have a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Behavior and a Master of Public Administration degree, both from the University of San Francisco. We live along the American River with two cats and all the wild critters we can feed. I am the founding president of the American River Parkway Preservation Society and currently serve as the CFO and Senior Policy Director. I also volunteer as the President of The Lampstand Foundation, a nonprofit organization I founded in 2003.
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