Whitcomb's Garage: Seeking proposals and ideas for reuse

Late in 2018, the Whallonsburg Grange Hall purchased the long-disused Whitcomb’s Garage building on Route 22, across the road from the Grange. Our goal is to renovate the building, preserving the historic façade, and to make it available for use by one or more small businesses. We are especially interested in partnering with people who will contribute time and energy to the restoration work. Rent is negotiable, and will be reasonable; the Grange needs to cover the costs of maintaining the building (including property taxes, insurance, utilities, etc.). 

There are two or possibly three workspaces, depending on how the building is configured, and it has the potential for a small retail space with high visibility at the front. The workshop bays measure (1) 37' x 37'; (2) 25' x 28'; and (3) 29' x 49'; the shop/apartment area is 22' x 37'.

The Grange Hall committee overseeing the project will review statements of intent at its next meeting on Thursday, April 4. Anyone interested is invited to submit an initial one-page outline of their business plan or project for consideration at that meeting. For more information or to tour the building contact Andy Buchanan, admin@thegrangehall.info, 518-963-7777.

Clean Out the Garage! volunteer work days will take place, Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14. Many hands are needed to begin the renovations, and jobs for all ages, skill levels, and physical ability will be available. Everyone is welcome to come and help as we start the project to turn this unused and deteriorating building into a new community asset. 

To find out more or to volunteer contact Audie Sparre at the Grange: 518-963-7777 or admin@thegrangehall.info.