Revised redevelopment plan would save letters from Ioka marquee

A dumpster has been placed outside the former Ioka theater as its new owners begin work on a redevelopment project that will likely include the removal of the marquee.

The new owners of the Ioka theater have proposed removing the beloved marquee and preserving the letters by hanging them on the side of the building as part of their plan to redevelop the property in downtown Exeter.

The future of the marquee has been at the center of the debate over plans to give new life to a landmark building that’s been dormant for years.

Saturday, September 19, 2020