Grange Hall buyer to renovate building

By Dawn De Busk

Staff Writer

CASCO — The Grange Hall will be renovated and will remain a viable structure in Casco Village.

The Grange Hall has a buyer with those objectives in mind.

The bid amount was $48,500. The buyer is Atlantic Home Construction.

The Casco Board of Selectmen on Tuesday accepted the highest bid and set up a meeting with the buyer and the town’s code enforcement officer.

“It is really exciting to be able to sell it and keep it,” Chairman Holly Hancock said.

Town Manager Dave Morton agreed.

The town was hoping “that whoever bought it provided assurances that they would indeed improve the building and it would not become some decrepit building in the center of town,” Morton said.

Selectman Grant Plummer advised that the buyer have a discussion with the CEO.

“For me, it comes back to what is allowed in the Village District. What can and cannot happen there,” he said.

“I would be willing to accept the bid if they discuss with us and [CEO] Alex [Sirois] about the nuances of the building,” Plummer said.

Morton said, “It is an exciting offer and one we need to move forward.”

The representative for Atlantic Home Construction provided his assurance the historical appearance of the building would remain intact.

“There will be full rehabilitation, which they will do right out of the gate. They do this all the time,” he said.

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