The New Roxy in Clarksdale, Mississippi was built in the 1940's but sat vacant for 30 years until a merchant marine from Seattle named Robin Colonas purchased it in 2008.
Robin had been visiting Mississippi off and on for a while, and something about Clarksdale really grabbed a hold of her.
At the time, Robin had no plan for the building other than to try to protect it. It was just an expensive hobby.
However, today, the New Roxy is a successful art, music and theater venue.
This week on Small Business War Stories, Robin's incredible story about transforming the New Roxy into a new opportunity for the Clarksdale community.
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