The Home Depot Foundation supports the Vogue Theatre

The Home Depot Will Help Reduce Vogue Theatre Restoration Costs

The Home Depot Foundation supports the Vogue Theatre LUDINGTON, MICHIGAN – The Home Depot has agreed to review all materials and supplies that are need to restore the Vogue Theatre with a goal of providing either donated materials and supplies through their vendors or materials and supplies at a reduced cost. “As the world’s largest home improvement retailer, this will have a tremendous positive impact on our capital campaign to restore the Vogue,” said Steve Brower, Capital Campaign chair. “In addition to the commitment of restoration supplies and materials on a donated or ‘best cost’ basis, The Home Depot will also be putting a great deal of time into matching the materials and supplies required with their inventories and contacting vendors for additional special opportunities. We already know of one of The Home Depot’s top suppliers to donate a significant amount of paint. We are indebted to The Home Deport for their continued support that has also included members of their team serving as volunteers to help empty the Vogue and prepare it for the restoration process to begin. In many cases, we hope to partner the material and supply donations of The Home Depot with the many local donations of all forms of labor – from roofing to carpentry and more. There’s certainly more than enough room for all interests to join us in this effort.” Brower said that the firm 45th Parallel Construction Management, the selected construction management firm for the Vogue restoration will coordinate the material and supply review with The Home Depot. A more firm estimate of the financial impact of the pledge from Home Depot will be known as the restoration process begins. “The Vogue Theatre’s restoration fits our profile for support and assistance,” said Cathleen Richardson, Manager of the Ludington Home Depot store.   “When completed, the Vogue will be a perpetual source of entertainment and cultural opportunities for our employees and the communities we serve. And the project is truly a game changer for the Manistee’s downtown that should serve as a catalyst for business development and jobs. We hope that all businesses, large or small, will consider ways that they can leverage their expertise and services to participate in this tremendous grass-roots, volunteer driven initiative.” A full report on progress and plans for the Vogue Theatre will be made on October 27, 2011, in a special public forum that will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Ramsdell Theatre. The forum will also mark the official kick-off of the Vogue Theatre’s Capital Campaign. The restoration of the Theatre is managed by a recently created nonprofit, the Historic Vogue Theatre of Manistee. Financial contributions to restore the Vogue may be directed to the Vogue Theatre Restoration Fund of the Manistee County Community Foundation that is managing the Fund on behalf of the Historic Vogue Theatre of Manistee. Gifts may be made payable to MCCF-Vogue Theatre Restoration Fund or made online You can contact the Community Foundation at 231-723-7269. Visit for additional information about the restoration project.