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Cabaret Old Town to reopen as Roxy’s Downtown with new owners, former director

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The new owners of Cabaret Old Town decided to rename the business Roxy’s Downtown, mainly because of the vintage neon sign that has remained in place on the building through the years. Jaime Green - The Wichita Eagle

The new owners of Cabaret Old Town decided to rename the business Roxy’s Downtown, mainly because of the vintage neon sign that has remained in place on the building through the years. Jaime Green - The Wichita Eagle

BY DENISE NEIL

The Wichita Eagle

September 10, 2014 03:58 PM

Cabaret Old Town, the longtime music theater venue at 412 1/2 E. Douglas, will get new life later this year, along with a new-old name and a new-old director.

On Wednesday, a group of new owners announced they had purchased the business from Christi Moore and her partner Mark Leslie and that they would be making some changes, starting with the name. 

The theater now will be called Roxy’s Downtown – the name of the music venue that operated in the space before Cabaret Old Town took over in 1993. A vintage, neon sign bearing that name is still on the building.

Roxy’s Downtown’s first show will open in November.

The new owners are…