In 1984, Manuel Martín Jr., Randy Barceló, and Ilka Tanya Pagán signed the lease on the space on 4th Street (see Duo Theater History). In 2006, Michelangelo Alasá and Anthony Ruiz bought the space from the Department of Housing Preservation and Development for $1 each to be preserved as cultural institutions (see Sara G. Levin, "Lessons in Maintenance for Arts Groups on E. 4th." The Villager 75.39, February 15 -21 2006). The new space is called DMAC - DUO Multicultural Arts Center.