The ‘Main’ event: Words fly faster than money in Playhouse battle

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The Playhouse marquee as it looked shortly after the water main break in July 2014. (Ojai Valley News photo by Tim Dewar)

Bill Warner, Ojai Valley News reporter

Nigel Chisholm believes two months of structural repair work are about all that would be necessary to get his restaurant, The Village Jester, open for business again. There's nothing wrong with the Jester per se — it's been fixed up inside and for all practical purposes is ready to go. The problem is with the Ojai Playhouse, the adjacent movie theater with which Chisholm's business shares a supporting wall.

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