DECEMBER 8TH, 2017 JEFF GOLDBERG EVANSVILLE, INDIANA Opened in 1913, the Alhambra Theater is a beautiful piece of the resurgent Haynie’s Corner Arts District. The façade has been kept up over the years as multiple organizations have attempted to revive the historic theater, but yet no one has been able to renovate the theater space which was closed in 1956.A new pair of owners feel like they have the stuff to restore the glory the Alhambra Theater, and at least one of them has the history to back that up. Ken Haynie III and Aaron Kendall announced Friday that they have taken over ownership from the Arts Council of Southwest Indiana. At least one of the pair of FC Tucker realtors should sound familiar. Ken Haynie’s great-great grandfather is George Haynie – the namesake of Haynie’s Corner.The Alhambra theater has seen better days. The inside is simply just a shell, without much to speak of. The new owners are working with a couple of design teams to create an entertainment space, instead of a theater. Ken says he imagines the space as a perfect place for anything from a wedding ceremony to a business meeting.The project will take some time. Haynie says everything on the inside will need to be redone. And while the pair promise to move quickly on renovations, they do plan on doing their due diligence and won’t rush through the process.Jeff Goldberg CommentsFacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail
Leicestershire-based business California Prunes has appointed Peter Cook as the company’s new brand ambassador.Cook is an award-winning baker, who founded artisan bakery Peter Cooks Bread and joins a team of brand ambassadors including celebrity chef Rosemary Shrager and chocolatier Paul Young.With over 20 years’ experience, Cook’s role will be to drive awareness of the nutritional and health benefits associated with incorporating premium-quality California prunes into a variety of baked goods.Esther Ritson-Elliot, European marketing director for California Prunes, said the company was thrilled to welcome Peter to the team.“Peter’s knowledge and credibility within the bakery sector is well placed to help us assert California prunes as a highly versatile culinary ingredient, which can be used to improve the texture of baked goods, adding flavour and moisture while also reducing the sugar and fat content of a recipe,” she said.“These benefits are directly in line with the current ‘clean eating’ trend and are likely to be well received by both food professionals and amateur bakers alike. We have a series of exciting initiatives planned with Peter, so bakers, watch this space.”Cook also has a number of accolades to his name, including the Best Speciality Loaf at the 2013 Baking Industry Awards.