Arcada Theatre undergoing significant renovations during shutdown

Jul 15, 2020 331

BY: Eric Schelkopf

When the Arcada Theatre reopens its doors, patrons may not recognize the building. That’s because the historic theater and its sister operation, Club Arcada, are undergoing a major renovation project that includes new eateries as well as hotel suites and additional bathrooms. The building has been closed since March because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“My job is to create an experience that will make people want to come to downtown St. Charles,” said Ron Onesti, president and founder of Onesti Entertainment, which leases space in the building at 105 E. Main St. in downtown St. Charles for the Arcada Theatre and Club Arcada. “The main mission is two-fold – to create a better experience for our guests and also for the entertainers.”

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