Town of Clark's Harbour Looking To Repurpose Seaside Heritage Hall

Posted on Friday, January 12, 2018 10:49 AM

The Town of Clark's harbour wants to breathe new life into one of its historic buildings, the Seaside Heritage Hall.

The town purchased the building in 2000 and major renovations were done on the three storey structure.

It has been operating the building, which was built 123-years ago, as a tourist bureau and a museum on the first floor with banquet facilities on the second floor.

All the museum artifacts are still there.

In October the upper level is transformed into a haunted house for Halloween.

Mayor Leigh Stoddart says last year the town took a new route with its tourism initiative.

"We moved our tourist bureau from where it was down to Seaside Heritage, up to where the old tourist bureau used to be next to town hall, so that gave us a building that we don't have a lot of purpose for."

Stoddart says there's many option for the towns to consider for the future of the Seaside Heritage Hall.

Those include maintaining ownership and leasing space to businesses, selling the building outright or a public/private partnership.

He says they are seeking input from the public.

The Town of Clark's Harbour will accept proposals and suggestions from the public until Friday January 26.

Although it was constructed in 1895, the building is not a registered heritage property.