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"Bring Back Bent's" Video

Click on the image to watch a short video about the current condition of Bent's Opera House and the excitement over its revival.
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Built in 1865 and once the centerpiece of the thriving Medina, NY community, Bent's Opera House has fallen into disrepair since its heyday in the early 20th century. The Orleans Renaissance Group has taken on the mission of not only restoring the opera house to its original glory but of turning this classic Medina Sandstone structure into a vital cultural, commercial, and agritourism hub. Check back with this site to watch the progress as we renovate this unique historic building.

About the Bring Back Bent's Video

Created & produced by Michael Gaughn for the Orleans Renaissance Group. Special thanks to Andrew Meier and to Mindy Vizcarra from Becker Farms/Vizcarra Vineyards for their generous help with this production. Thanks also to the Medina merchants & residents for their cooperation.
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Latest NewsWhat's Happening at Bent's

April 28, 20143 years ago

Margaret Lapp & Natalie Cook From Creating Healthy Places Visit Bent's

Natalie Cook & Margaret Lapp from the Cornell Cooperative Extension's Creating Healthy Places program visited Bent's last week to talk about ways to involve area farmers with the cooperative marketplace being considered for the opera house's first floor.
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April 20, 20143 years ago

Jim DeLuca & Don DeMaison Visit Bent's

Bent's continues to have a steady stream of visitors interested in pitching in with the restoration effort. This past Friday, both Jim DeLuca, general manager of Abundance Cooperative Market in Rochester, and Don DeMaison, owner of Long Cliff Winery in Sanborn, toured the building.
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March 30, 20143 years ago

Patricia Mumau Joins the Bent's Preservation Effort

Seeing the tremendous potential for Bent's Opera House as not just a standalone building but an important influence on the Medina area, accomplished graphic designer Patricia Mumau has volunteered her services to the Bent's restoration effort. "Like many, I hope to see Medina and the surrounding area regain vibrance as a community," she said. "The way the Bent's space is used I believe has the potential to aid in that renewal."
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