Sacramento News & Review profiles downtown developer

April 30, 2009 – 2:32 pm

Sacramento News & Review profiles Sacramento downtown developer, David Taylor, who among his other projects brought the IMAX theater to the Esquire Plaza.

In 1998, he got the city to back what was at the time downtown’s signature redevelopment project, the Esquire Plaza at 13th and K streets.

With $6 million in city redevelopment money, Taylor would wrangle a deal with the IMAX theater chain and local restaurant operator Randy Paragary to build an IMAX theater inside the old Esquire theater building—next door to a new 23-story office tower and Paragary’s Esquire Grill.

“It was a very difficult transaction to get them to sign that lease and get enough money to it to build what’s a very expensive theater.”

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