Thursday, November 16, 2017

Columbia Market House closing Dec 23; bids to be taken for new use for circa-1869 market building

The Columbia Market House will close Dec. 23 as the borough tries to find a new use for the circa-1869 building in the center of town.

Columbia Borough, which owns the building at 15 S. 3rd St., has been operating the three-days-a-week market there but will now be soliciting bids from developers to lease the property and possibly do something else with it.

MORE:
http://lancasteronline.com/insider/columbia-market-house-closing-dec-bids-to-be-taken-for/article_7b4d00ca-ca4f-11e7-98c1-a79f4333a894.html

11 comments:

  1. BULLSH-- THIS MARKET HOUSE IS OWNED BY EVERY SINGLE COLUMBIA TAXPAYING HOMEOWNER. WHAT THE HELL IS WRONG WITH THIS COUNCIL?????

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  2. So we will have another empty building downtown! Yeah.

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  3. A steak house please

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  4. "Bids to be taken". How cute.

    We all know the winner has already been chosen.

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    1. I don't know so enlighten me and the rest of us who have lives and really don't know these details.

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    2. You must be new to the borough. Welcome.

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  5. The bids will be in sealed envelopes and they’ll remained sealed. They will only be opened during a public meeting.

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  6. i agree that the market house should NOT be sold. market could still be ONE day a week from 6 am to 7 pm like all markets! you need another renee sears to run it though. it should be used for ALL taxpayers in the town to hold classes, etc. events....

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  7. Just use it to park the police cars already.

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  8. The market house has been nothing but headache for the Borough for the last 20 years. Sell it to Murphy and be done with it.

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  9. The definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and then expecting a different result. Let’s see what the sealed bids bring in and in turn keep an open mind. I agree the the market house building should not be sold, but it can be leased. The sad fact is this. If one in every 10 households supported the market house, as a farmers market, it would be thriving today. A restaurant would be ideal; there is such a need for them downtown.

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