The Endless Ride: Nonprofits that Reopen Only to Close Again
Nonprofit Quarterly, Oct. 28, 2020
We have progressed well beyond any sense that “reopening after COVID” might be a triumphant return to anything close to a stable norm. The Spire Center for Performing Arts is a case in point, having opened back up earlier this month only to close again when cases spiked again in Massachusetts, with Plymouth in particular in the high-risk “red zone.”
The Spire closes. Again.
WICKEDLOCAL.COM, Oct. 27, 2020
PLYMOUTH – They had just reopened, hosting an open mic to thundering applause, when they were forced to close again.
The Spire Center for Performing Arts, at 25 1/2 Court St. in downtown Plymouth, reopened earlier this month at 50 percent capacity, when the number of COVID-19 cases had dropped to a manageable level. Governor Charlie Baker had released his Phase III, Step II requirements, giving entertainment venues like The Spire a little reprieve – it could operate at 50% capacity.
Live music at the Narrows and Spire is 'still a waiting game'
The Patriot Ledger, Oct. 20, 2020
Just last Friday the Narrows Center for the Arts in Fall River hosted its first concert with fans allowed since the pandemic began back in March. At the same time, the Spire Center in Plymouth was gearing up for its first concert events at the beginning of November, including blues siren Shemekia Copeland on November 6.
Venues may open to 50%
WICKEDLOCAL.COM, Oct. 1, 2020
PLYMOUTH – The Spire Center for Performing Arts will reopen soon at 50 percent capacity.
Governor Charlie Baker released his Phase III, Step II requirements this week, ushering in a little more normalcy during an abnormal time.
That is great news for some Plymouth businesses that have been on hold for months, as COVID-19 pandemic restrictions closed their doors.
Music Scene: At local venues, there's 'a lot of want and need' for live music
The Patriot Ledger, May 12, 2020
Live music might be on pause, but the folks at Plymouth’s Spire Center and Fall River’s Narrows are hoping the shows will go on soon.