“Visions are worth fighting for. Why spend your life making someone else’s dreams?”
Ed Wood, Orson Welles played by Vincent D’Onofrio, 1994
Shawnee has always been a great place to live. One of the best parts is that, over the years as our city has grown, we have still been able to keep that small, warm, hometown feel. It is one of the many things we, at the Aztec Group LLC, love about Shawnee. It is motivation for us to keep that feeling alive for generations to come. We believe that our downtown Shawnee area can and will be even more than what it is today.
It has the potential and is well on its way to becoming a great place for people to not only live and work, but a place for people to come together and enjoy an evening out with friends, do some shopping, grab a drink and something to eat, and even see a movie. As the beautification of Nieman Road began, we recognized that Shawnee needed something more to entice new businesses and more people to come downtown. Something that would be the start of resurgence Something that one piece from which everything around it could flourish and prosper. The Aztec Shawnee Theater can be just that, an iconic piece of Shawnee’s history that all its residents can be proud of and that people near and far will want to visit.
The Aztec Shawnee Theater strives to be one of the shining pieces that brings everyone back to downtown, much as it did in the past. Existing downtown Shawnee businesses will greatly benefit from the increase in consumer pedestrian traffic, which in turn will entice new businesses to open in downtown Shawnee. Our City can grow by leaps and bounds, while still staying true to its heritage. With The Aztec Shawnee Theater, our past is our future.
The City of Shawnee has taken an initiative, with revitalization efforts focused on our downtown Shawnee area. We, at The Aztec Group, LLC, believe that our restoration and reopening of the historic Aztec Shawnee Theater will be an integral part of the City’s initial plans reinvigorate downtown Shawnee.