Studs have gone up and tarp has come down at Auburn Public Theater.
After years of planning and securing funds, the nonprofit downtown arts center is now in the midst of a $1.9 million expansion. Crews are reconfiguring the front of the 108 Genesee St. building with a new entranceway that will provide easy access to APT’s several component spaces. And one of them is being built along with that entrance: Café 108.
In an interview with The Citizen Friday, APT Executive Director Carey Eidel and Artistic Director Angela Daddabbo said the café is still on course to open this spring. Previously called Café Einstein and Sun Café, the new business will serve coffee supplied by Auburn’s Simple Roast Coffee Co. Its menu will also feature soups, salads and sandwiches with a local focus, but no alcohol.