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Weekend windstorm blows hole in Shea's roof

Posted at 11:36 PM, Nov 16, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-16 23:36:35-05

BUFFALO, N.Y. (WKBW) — “It's just another thing to add to the list of 2020,” said Shea’s Performing Art Center’s President Michael G. Murphy.

A section of roof over the house of the theater didn't make it through Sunday's windstorm.

“We have a big hole in the roof, but fortunately, there was no water damage,” said Murphy.

The City of Buffalo owns the building. They're working on getting the roof fixed fast.

“If the weather folks can keep the rain away for a few days will be in good shape,” added Murphy.

In regards to COVID-19, the hope is to return to live shows sometime in 2021. But there won’t be any return in a limited capacity. It will be all or nothing.

“It will be important for Shea’s that we're able to run at full capacity. We won't be able to social distance and have the shows, that's not practical for us to operate that way from a financial perspective,” said Murphy.