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Businesses Support Nashua Performing Arts Center

Published Monday Aug 3, 2020

Businesses Support Nashua Performing Arts Center

Businesses are stepping up to help bring a new arts center to life in Nashua. The Nashua Performing Arts Center will be a flexible venue with retractable seats to accommodate diverse theatrical and musical performances, comedy, family shows, and events. It will seat up to 750 and offer banquet seating for 270 people.

Brady Sullivan of Manchester recently committed to a leadership gift of $100,000 to the Nashua Performing Arts Center through the NH Tax Credit Program.

“We understand that a vibrant arts and culture scene enhances the quality of life for all residents, draws visitors, and makes a city a place where people want to work and live,” says Arthur Sullivan. “The Nashua Performing Arts Center will bring excitement and activity to Nashua’s downtown and we are happy to support it.”

The Marzen Group LLC in Nashua, recently committed $40,000 through the NH Tax Credit Program and in addition, Marzen Group LLC President and co-owner Bob Blaisdell, along with his wife Marylou, owner of Design Wares on Main Street, have made a personal donation of $25,000.

“We love working in downtown Nashua and are pleased to support the new Performing Arts Center knowing it will enhance the quality of life for everyone in the Nashua area, and help us recruit new hires,” says Doug Morris, chief architect and co-owner of Marzen Group. 

Martha’s Inc., the parent company of Martha’s Exchange and Brew Pub and Martha’s Sweet Shoppe on Main Street, also committed to a gift of $25,000 through the tax credit program. 

“Since 1932, Martha’s has been a landmark on Main Street in Downtown Nashua,” says Billy Fokas (pictured above. “We look forward to welcoming a new landmark next door.” 

Bar Harbor Bank & Trust, recently donated $15,000. “It takes broad community engagement to realize a project of this scale,” says President & CEO Curtis C. Simard. “We are excited with how the Center will lead to reinvigorating Nashua as a hub for artistic and cultural performances for all in the region to enjoy. We are also excited with how the new Center will play a significant part in increasing the vibrancy of downtown and serve as a catalyst for additional business investment over the next decade and beyond.”

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