City of Fresno closes escrow on Tower Theatre

FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) — The city of Fresno has closed escrow on the Tower Theatre after a years-long ownership struggle.

The city purchased the property for $6.5 million to preserve it as a historic landmark.

The deal has been surrounded in controversy after the original sale to Adventure Church brought protesters to the Tower District, and neighboring Sequoia Brewing disputed the proposed sale in court.