SOMEHOW, MINNEAPOLIS has always found a use for the Shubert Theater. Built in 1910, the city's oldest theater evolved from a stage-show playhouse to a vaudeville and burlesque venue called the Alvin to a movie house known as the Academy. But the Shubert's most recent role is as one of the biggest headaches for a City Council committee: On Monday, the committee had to choose between ignoring a study by its own Minneapolis Community Development Agency and bucking the development plans--and facing a potential lawsuit--from Brookfield Management Services, the firm currently under contract to develop... More >>>