160Want local news?Sign up for the Localist and stay informed Something went wrong. Please try again.subscribeCongratulations! You’re all set! AD Quality Auto 360p 720p 1080p Top articles1/5READ MOREGift Box shows no rust in San Antonio Stakes win at Santa Anita The nearly completed performance space is expected to open in late spring. Ani DiFranco gave hundreds of people a first glimpse at her latest project: a Gothic revival church being transformed into a performance and art space. The indie musician and owner of Righteous Babe Records has spearheaded a $10 million restoration of the old church along with her manager. More than 500 people got a first look inside “The Church” on Friday. “A few years ago, when this space was much more raw, I did a little playing here, and I thought this is going to be a beautiful place to perform,” DiFranco told the invitation-only crowd.