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Get a peek at the long-shuttered Shea's Seneca

The public is invited to take a step back in time Thursday and have a look inside the lobby at the Shea's Seneca building on Seneca Street.

Schneider Development, which has a $9 million plan to redevelop the building, will be there to share its plans for the historic building. There also will be an overview of private and public-sector projects in progress on Seneca Street.

What It Looked Like Wednesday: Shea’s Seneca Theatre in South Buffalo

Plans at Shea's Seneca call for 21 apartments, a 136-seat theater, storefront retail space and a special events space with banquet facilities. There also will be classroom space, which will be used by Second Generation Theatre Co., a nonprofit theater group now based in the Lancaster Opera House.

[Gallery: A look inside Shea's Seneca Theatre]

The building was part of a theater complex built in 1929 by Michael Shea, the same person who built Shea's downtown and the North Park Theatre on Hertel Avenue.

The event will take place from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Shea's Seneca, 2178 Seneca St. at Cazenovia Street.

Shea's Seneca as seen from the outside (Contributed photo)

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