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June 12, 2012 (El Cajon)--Many of the restaurants in downtown El Cajon opened their doors several years ago because of the proximity of the East County Performing Arts Center (ECPAC) on Main Street. One of those is Domenico Donato’s “Mangia Bene” Italian restaurant located directly across from the theater which opened a decade ago.
According to Donato, a longtime El Cajon resident, downtown area restaurants have been able to withstand the economic downturn over the past several years. But these days, he is beginning to wonder out loud how much longer his restaurant and others will be able to survive with the city’s closure of the theater now into its third year, as many of the theater patrons attended performances at the shuttered venue.
For more information on how you can join efforts to save the theater and support the new SaveECPAC Foundation, visit www.SaveECPAC.org.