Emerson College today announced plans to turn the building between the old Alley and the theater on Boylston Street into a new student dining center - to go along with the 18-story dorm the college is building there.
That's good news for fans of the old Colonial, which the college had initially looked at as space for a new student center/feeding facility.
But what exactly happens to the Colonial now remains under stody, college President Lee Pelton wrote:
I appreciate and remain touched by the interest that the performing arts communities and some of our faculty demonstrated in their commitment to the Colonial. We value the theater’s history and its beauty. We have a team of people working hard on studying the options for its continued use as a theater space.