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West Valley Playhouse in Canoga Park may need to move

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Sandwiched between an office building and community center, the former Masonic lodge at 7242 Owensmouth Ave. in Canoga Park bears a sign that reads “West Valley Playhouse. SOS.” It represents another San Fernando Valley community where rising real estate costs have forced small businesses and nonprofits like the Replica Designer Handbags theater to leave familiar sites.

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7a replica bags wholesale Berry, 74, worked at a phone company when he moved from New York in 1969 and shortly began performing Handbags Replica in television shows, theaters and commercials. 7a replica bags wholesale

But in the 1970s , he purse replica handbags decided to leave the phone company and start his acting career. A few years later, helaunchedthe Woodland Hills Community Theatre and began shoppingfor Fake Handbags a lease.

“Every penny we made, we put it into production,” Berry said.

But the theater’s nomadic lifestyle came to an end when Berry approached Clyde Porter on the Valley Cultural Center board. Porter Co., the Replica Handbags multi million Woodland Hills company that produced motion control products for wholesale replica designer handbags aircrafts.

West Valley Playhouse Artistic Producing Director Jon Berry stands on the stage at the theater in Canoga Park May 4, 2018. The owner of the building has recently told the theater to vacate Designer Fake Bags the site because she plans to sell the property. The theater is now trying to raise money to save the space.(photo by Andy Holzman)

Berry asked Porter if he could take a look at a former church site to see if it would be goodfor a cheap replica handbags long term lease. Porter examined the building and advised not to Designer Replica Bags take it.

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“He turned to me and said, ‘what if my foundation purchased a property for you?” Berry said. “It was like a dream come true.”

One day, Porter called Berry and said he was meeting a Realtor to see a former Masonic lodge in Canoga Park.

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In Replica Bags 2000, Porter purchased the building, built a stage, installed about 170 seats and began leasing the space to the West Valley Playhouse.

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It all seemed secure until a few weeks ago when Berry received an email saying that the foundation would be dissolved and the new owners were planning to sell the building.

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“We don’t have to be here, but we want to be here,” Berry said, as he stood in a theater lobby on a recent afternoon.

replica bags He recently set up a GoFundMe page to keep the current building in Canoga Park and has raised about $5,000. Berry said he needs about $350,000 to make a downpayment to purchase the site which costs about $2 million. replica bags

replica bags online George Johnson, a 84 year old resident of West Hills who has attended the playhouse since 2001, said he hoped his community would find a way save the playhouse. a great replica handbags china palace to go see a play, he said. always enjoy their plays. We need a first class playhouse here.” replica bags online.

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