Dogtown Dance, LLC
The Bainbridge Gymnasium project, spearheaded by Dogtown Dance, LLC will embody the
highest and best use of this property in the context of the current and generally improving
conditions within the Old Manchester community. Just as sports and recreation once were the
principal activity on this site, so dance, performance and community outreach will comprise the
essential purpose of the renovated facility. Dogtown Dance will create a space to accommodate
classes, rehearsals, performances and community engagement conducted by local and regional
performing artists, as well as gathering spaces for local community groups.
It is the mission of Dogtown Dance, LLC to provide a venue for the practice and display of
visual and performing arts in order to enhance the cultural and social quality of the surrounding
Who are you?
A facility management corporation.
Whom do you serve?
Performing artists, small businesses, and the residents of the
Richmond and Manchester communities.
What will you do?
Manage and lease spaces in the building. Facilitate community
engagement by tenants.
How will you do it?
As an LLC, with a community/tenant advisory board and
professional management committed to operating a
welcoming, well-run, versatile, inclusive and accessible space.
Why will you do this?
To provide affordable office/studio space and, to provide a
venue for a range of performing arts in a flexible, mid-sized
The primary objective of the Old Manchester Neighborhood Plan (1996) is to develop Old
Manchester as an urban village that contains a mix of rehabilitated and newly constructed
housing units, an in-town office park, public amenities and a variety of activities and services
that are within walking distance from home or work.
The following have been identified as needs specific to the Manchester community:
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