Pierson Blaetz and Whitney Weston, co-founders of the Melrose Trading Post, celebrated the opening of the Greenway Court Theatre in this photograph in the Jan. 6, 2000, issue of the Beverly Press and Park Labrea News. Founded in 1997, the weekly Melrose Trading Post raises funds for arts programs at Fairfax High School. At the time, Blaetz and Weston were also searching for a place to hold theater productions to better connect the school and the community. They found a vacant building on the campus and the school district allowed them to renovate it into the Greenway Court Theatre. Located at 544 N. Fairfax Ave. and operated by Blaetz and Weston’s nonprofit Greenway Arts Alliance, the theater has evolved into a space for student and professional productions. The Greenway Arts Alliance stays true to its mission of uniting communities through art, education and social enterprise, and still holds productions and educational programs at the Greenway Court Theatre.
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