A building, which was once a Harbour Grace landmark, has become an eysore and a safety hazard. It has also become a real headache for the town.
The building quickly became an eyesore.
According to Coombs the condition deteriorated to the point where the town, under the Municipalities Act, was forced to issue a clean up order to the owner.
“ We didn’t have any other choice, the building was being destroyed,” says Coombs. “ We were either going to have a fire on our hands or it was going to fall down on someone.”
When the owner didn’t make any effort to clean up the property, the town assumed the responsibility.
The government closed down the business, therefore I’m guessing the owner just didn’t have the money to clean it up,” says Coombs.
The town went looking for someone to hire to clean the site up.
“ We advertised twice before we got a company willing to take it on,” says Coombs.
EYESORE - The mayor of Harbour Grace says government should foot the bill for the cost of demolishing the former Kyle’s Landing Hotel at the corner of Water and Victoria Streets.