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SARASOTA -- The Golden Apple Dinner Theatre, a downtown cultural landmark since Richard Nixon was president, may close as part of a plan to develop senior living residences.
Under a preliminary plan, the theater would be replaced with a $20 million mix of 54 apartments, parking, retail space and a restaurant.
Westminster Properties, an affiliate of Michigan-based Burton-Katzman Development Co. and local developer Mark Kauffman, intends to construct an eight-story building on the site of the theater at 25 N. Pineapple Ave., according to conceptual plans filed with the city Monday afternoon.
For the Golden Apple, the city's only for-profit, professional arts organization and the longest-running, continuously operating dinner theater in the nation, closing …