MASSE CALLS ON NEW OWNERS OF SANDWICH TOWNE POST OFFICE TO COME FORWARD

Historic Building Sold to Private Sector—Future Use Unclear

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                          DECEMBER 2,2014

 

MASSE CALLS ON NEW OWNERS OF SANDWICH TOWNE POST OFFICE TO COME FORWARD

Historic Building Sold to Private Sector—Future Use Unclear

[WINDSOR] Brian Masse M.P. (Windsor West) is calling on the new property owners of the former Sandwich Towne Post Office to come forward to inform the community of their plans for the historic building. Built over 100 years ago Canada Post serviced the community out of that location at 3201 Sandwich St. from 1907 until April of 2013.

Brian Masse who has been fighting to preserve the building as a community asset since Canada Post first brought forward proposals to dispose of the property said: “It has been heart wrenching to watch that beautiful building located in the heart of Sandwich Towne decay and sit idle for over a year now. This building was an institution in Sandwich Towne for generations, I am hopeful that the owners will come forward with a plan that will restore the structure and reinvigorate the community.”

Records obtained from the Land Registry Office indicate the property has been sold to a company listed as: 2443367 Ontario Ltd. and was sold for $151 000.

 “This building has a legacy of service to the residents in the area and is inextricably woven into the fabric of its history. After touring it last year I know that significant work will be necessary for it to be brought up to any standard of viability. With the sale of the property coming in significantly lower than the original listing, I hope this low purchase price means the new owners are prepared to invest to restore the building.” Masse added.

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 For more information contact Brian Masse MP (613) 996-1541