Calumet Theater Company Chairman of the Board Dan Jamison said the operating entity of the venerable historic building has agreed to a new insurance policy for the venue. Not only is the coverage more comprehensive than that of its predecessor, but it is specifically tailored to the entertainment industry. Jamison says a copy was sent to Calumet Village Superintendent Amber Goodman for the municipality to review. The new policy brings the village and the theater closer together.
Intertwining the two has been a goal on both sides, following an upset on the board in the fall. Previously, Calumet acted more as an owner than a partner, which led to a breakdown in communication during the pandemic.
Jamison says the policy is already in place.
The village has officially sent a letter to the board of the theater company terminating the previous lease agreement due to the expiration of insurance coverage. Jamison has said at several board meetings that he welcomes the demands placed on his organization and wants to replace the old lease with a partnership agreement.
At the board meeting last week, which Jamison was not in attendance as he prepared for a West Coast vacation, Goodman told the body she hadn’t heard any updates. of Keweenaw National Historical Park on their review of the theater envelope. He is looking to determine any potential issues with the exterior, insulation, roof and other components that help protect the ornate design of the century-old structure. The hope is to see a completed draft early in the new year.