TATAMAGOUCHE – The sale price received by the County of Colchester for the former Tatamagouche Library is $36,000.
The building was purchased by Hans Christian Jost of Jost Vineyards for use as a micro brewery.
The sale price was the second highest of four offers made through a request for proposals put out by the municipality.
The highest offer of $48,000 was made by Stevan Forbes, who had proposed turning the former library into a land survey office.
Third highest was Jeremy DeVito at $27,500, who had proposed using the site as a book store/café.
The lowest offer of $1 came from Derek Leet, who had proposed turning the property into a farmers co-op.
“It was clearly indicated that the major concern for council was what was the intended use for the property going to be,” acting county CAO Bruce Purchase said, of what led to the final decision.
Ultimately, it was determined that from the proposed offers, a micro brewery would be more in keeping with land designation uses along Main Street in Tatamagouche.
“And so based on the review and the discussion with council, they felt that that use was more in keeping with the purpose of the plan there,” Purchase said.