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The Capitol Theatre rejuvenates Port Chester business

The Capitol Theatre employees work on sound and

The Capitol Theatre employees work on sound and lighting during the day, in preparation for Pat Benatar's concert in Port Chester. Since the venue's reopening last year, area restaurants and shops have had a boost in business. (Jan. 26, 2013) Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester reopened last year to the delight of music-lovers and locals alike. In addition to the quality-of-life improvements a new concert venue brings to the area, restaurants and shops have experienced a boost in business from The Cap's patrons and employees.

The Capitol Theatre lighting director Sam Mason, 24,
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The Capitol Theatre lighting director Sam Mason, 24, originally of Brooklyn and now living in Port Chester, works on lighting in preparation for Pat Benatar's concert in Port Chester. (Jan. 26, 2013)

Meghan VonStankevich, 29, office manager at The Capitol
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Meghan VonStankevich, 29, office manager at The Capitol Theatre, lives in Port Chester. She lived in Port Chester before the venue's reopening, and said she always hoped the theater would come back. (Jan. 26, 2013)

Meghan VonStankevich, 29, office manager at The Capitol
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Meghan VonStankevich, 29, office manager at The Capitol Theatre, lives in Port Chester. She lived in Port Chester before the venue's reopening, and said she always hoped the theater would come back. (Jan. 26, 2013)

Richard
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Richard "RJ" Koharik, 23, originally of Cleveland, Ohio, relocated to Port Chester for a job as monitor engineer and house master electrician at The Capitol Theatre. (Jan. 26, 2013)

The Capitol Theatre bar operations manager Diego Pardo,
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The Capitol Theatre bar operations manager Diego Pardo, of Mamaroneck, grew up in the area. He said friends in the local food and beverage industry have seen an increase in business as a result of The Cap's reopening last year. (Jan. 26, 2013)

The Capitol Theatre lighting director Sam Mason, 24,
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The Capitol Theatre lighting director Sam Mason, 24, originally of Brooklyn and now living in Port Chester, works backstage to maintain electrical equipment for the Port Chester venue. (Jan. 26, 2013)

The Capitol Theatre employees work on sound and
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

The Capitol Theatre employees work on sound and lighting during the day, in preparation for Pat Benatar's concert in Port Chester. Since the venue's reopening last year, area restaurants and shops have had a boost in business. (Jan. 26, 2013)

The Capitol Theatre employees work on sound and
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

The Capitol Theatre employees work on sound and lighting during the day, in preparation for Pat Benatar's concert in Port Chester. Since the venue's reopening last year, area restaurants and shops have had a boost in business. (Jan. 26, 2013)

The Capitol Theatre employees work on sound and
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

The Capitol Theatre employees work on sound and lighting during the day, in preparation for Pat Benatar's concert in Port Chester. Since the venue's reopening last year, area restaurants and shops have had a boost in business. (Jan. 26, 2013)

The Capitol Theatre employees work on sound and
Photo Credit: Xavier Mascarenas

The Capitol Theatre employees work on sound and lighting during the day, in preparation for Pat Benatar's concert in Port Chester. Since the venue's reopening last year, area restaurants and shops have had a boost in business. (Jan. 26, 2013)

The Capitol Theatre is seen well before doors
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The Capitol Theatre is seen well before doors open for Pat Benatar's performance at 149 Westchester Ave. in Port Chester. Since the venue's reopening last year, area restaurants and shops have had a boost in business. (Jan. 26, 2013)

One of the 271 ornate squirrels adorning the
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One of the 271 ornate squirrels adorning the walls is photographed at The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester. Since the venue's reopening last year, area restaurants and shops have had a boost in business. (Jan. 26, 2013)

The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester is photographed
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The Capitol Theatre in Port Chester is photographed before a concert night. Since the venue's reopening last year, area restaurants and shops have had a boost in business. (Jan. 26, 2013)

Owner Tim Shanley, of the Bronx, center, sets
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Owner Tim Shanley, of the Bronx, center, sets a table at Coals at 35 North Main St. in Port Chester. Area restaurants and shops have had a boost in business since The Capitol Theatre's reopening last year. (Jan. 26, 2013)

Coals at 35 North Main St. in Port
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Coals at 35 North Main St. in Port Chester, like several other area restaurants, has benefitted from The Capitol Theatre's reopening last year. Ties to the theater are seen in the window on a show night. (Jan. 26, 2013)

Coals at 35 North Main St. in Port
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Coals at 35 North Main St. in Port Chester, like several other area restaurants, has benefitted from The Capitol Theatre's reopening last year. (Jan. 26, 2013)

Port Chester restaurants and shops, such as Inca
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Port Chester restaurants and shops, such as Inca & Gaucho Restaurant at 173 Westchester Ave., have had a boost in business since The Capitol Theatre's reopening last year. (Jan. 26, 2013)

Port Chester restaurants and shops, such as El
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Port Chester restaurants and shops, such as El Tio Restaurant at 143 Westchester Ave., have had a boost in business since The Capitol Theatre's reopening last year. (Jan. 26, 2013)

Richard
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Richard "RJ" Koharik, 23, originally of Cleveland, Ohio, relocated to Port Chester for a job as monitor engineer and house master electrician at The Capitol Theatre. He talks about the building's history while in the attached bar The Cap hopes to open. (Jan. 26, 2013)

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