Avalon Theater Still For Sale -- Now For a Somewhat Reasonable Price


The old Avalon Theater in south St. Louis has a new price. And it's a bargain, too, compared to the $1 million asking price the theater's eccentric owner, Greg Tsevis, was asking for the dilapidated property just two years ago. 

The new price, according to listing agent Garner Realty, is $249,000.

As RFT reported back in 2007, the 650-seat, art-deco theater just south of Chippewa on Kingshighway is in need of a great many repairs and has become something of a south-city eyesore. In 2009 the city sued the owner in attempt to try to wrest control of the building.

In its most recent listing, the real-estate firm encourages prospective buyers to act quickly to save the building from demolition.