August 23, 2009
Burt Reynolds Museum may be closed
The Burt Reynolds Museum in Jupiter, Fla., may be closed or relocated within a year, town officials said.
The Palm Beach Post reported the First Union Bank building in which the museum is housed will be demolished, and it is not yet known whether the museum will be a part of Harbourside, a 10-acre, $110 million complex, featuring a restaurant, hotel and marina to be built on the site.
Burt Reynolds, the town, and the developer, Allied Capital & Development based in Palm Beach Gardens, have discussed the possibility of moving the museum into Harbourside, the newspaper said.
It is up to the town council to decide who moves into the non-profit space, said Nick Mastroianni, the developer's manager. He added that the museum needs more to offer to be a contender for the space.
Make it a theater. Have shows. Expand the acting school, said Mastroianni.