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KCJazz commented about Aladdin Theatre on Sep 16, 2019 at 2:14 pm

On a recent drive by the theater, I see damage from a fire or a roof collapse, on the Belmont Ave. side. From the roof line, down about 3 feet, and all along the length that east wall, there are no bricks, which allows the passerby to stare into a totally gutted interior space. This is the storefront that used to be Tull’s Drugstore, later a cafĂ© whose name I don’t recall. Mike Gallagher and I have spoken recently about the neglect of this eastside treasure. It now ranks high on Historic Kansas City’s “Most endangered buildings” list. Anyone have news on it’s ownership and any intended steps to prevent further decay?