Calumet Theatre Company Board President Dan Jamison says the operating entity for the venerable historic building has agreed to a new insurance policy for the venue. Not only is the coverage more comprehensive than its predecessor, it is specifically tailored for the entertainment industry. Jamison says a copy has been sent to Calumet Village Manager Amber Goodman for the municipality to review. The new policy brings the village and theatre closer together.
Intertwining the two has been a goal of both sides, following a shakeup on the board in the fall. Previously, Calumet acted more as a landlord than a partner, and that led to a breakdown in communication during the pandemic.
Jamison says the policy is already in place.
The village officially sent a letter to the Theatre Company Board terminating the prior lease agreement due to the lapse in insurance coverage. Jamison has stated at multiple council meetings that he welcomes demands being placed on his organization, and wants to replace the old lease with a partnership agreement.
At the council meeting last week, one in which Jamison was not in attendance as he prepared for vacation on the west coast, Goodman told the body that she had not heard any updates from the Keweenaw National Historical Park on their envelope review of the theatre. It seeks to determine any potential problems related to the exterior, insulation, roof, and other components that help protect the ornate design of the century-old structure. The hope is to see a draft completed early in the new year.