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Tuesday December 2nd, 2014

Posted at 2:25pm

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The historic Sandwich Towne Post Office has been sold and MP Brian Masse is calling on the owners to come forward with their plans for the building.

“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,” said Masse. “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.”

Built over 100 years ago, Canada Post serviced the community out of that location at 3201 Sandwich Street from 1907 until April of 2013.

Masse said records obtained from the Land Registry Office indicate the property has been sold to a company listed as 2443367 Ontario Ltd. for a price tag of $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,” he said. “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.”

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