The colored section is still intact is my understanding.
It really should be part of the Civil Rights Museum tour.
I hear if they replace the seats,
they could get 1800 total.
Pump the historical civil rights angle.
Bring in some pretty top names
who may want to perform in a venue with a history,
for 75% to 95% less money.
It could also bring our rather disfunctional race relations
into a newer, friendlier light.
BTW..., my kids were munchkins with Roy Carroll's
the year I played "Uncle Henry"
and a tree
and a winkie
and a jitterbug dancer
and a curtain and scene thing changer
If the side building could be taken out
and another truck pull up entrance created,
it could be a first class facility that may mean much more
than a brand new shiny hob nob venue.