For­mer Rep­tile World build­ing has new owner

The Drumheller Mail - - NEWS -

The f ormer Re ptile W orld build­ing in dow ntown Drumheller may soon have a new tenant.

Bob She ddy f rom Cen tury 21 P ow­erRealty.ca ha s c on­firmed that the Rep­tile World Build­ing has been sold to an in­vestor from out of Cal­gary.

The build­ing ha s sa t idle since Re ptile W orld, a p op­u­lar tra vel de sti­na­tion, w as shut down in early 2015 af­ter its c ol­lec­tion of r ep­tiles w as seized by t he Alb erta SP CA. The build­ing w as f ore­closed and left in dis­re­pair.

The build­ing or ig­i­nally housed the Drumheller Co-op, sits on six lots and has a main floor of over 15,000 s quare feet, with a full base­ment.

Sheddy t ells “The Mail ” t he new ow ner w ishes t o cle an up and r efur­bish the build­ing in hopes of find­ing a lar ge na­tional or re­gional tenant.

The for­mer Rep­tile home has been pur­chased by an in­vestor who hopes to at­tract a na­tional or re­gional tenant.

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