New Hope Borough Council President Claire Shaw detailed her personal efforts to “resolve the vacancy at the visitors center” in a statement Saturday, including her appointment of council members “Connie Gering and Nick Gialias to become part of this process” involving the Bucks County Playhouse.
As reported in the Free Press earlier Saturday, Bucks County Playhouse senior management is developing a plan to take over responsibility for running the currently-closed New Hope visitors center at the request of New Hope Borough Council.
Bucks County Playhouse Producing Director Alex Fraser acknowledged earlier Saturday, “We’re working now on a plan of how the Playhouse can help make the Visitors Center a very visible centerpiece of New Hope’s revitalization, supporting local businesses and keeping tourist dollars in the Borough.”
Said Shaw of her quest to address the visitor center crisis, “Many groups have reached out to me with propositions and/or ideas for the use of the center. As a result of numerous conversations with various interests it became apparent to me that the building must remain available to visitors and become a vibrant hub of activity for New Hope.