Colchester Community Workshops announce purchase of Halliday property

The Boards of Directors for the Colchester Community Workshops and Workshops Foundation have announced the purchase of the Halliday property on Arthur Street.

A press release says the purchase is to replace the building that had to be demolished on Young Street.

The buildup of snow in March 2015 led to a partial roof collapse at the storage building connected to Young Street Variety, which forced the building and store to close indefinitely.

The roof collapsed the following month, causing the side of the building to buckle and the entire structure was eventually torn down.

The press release says they're now evaluating the newly acquired property "to determine how best to utilize the space, in a manner that enhances current programs and seeks to fulfill future needs."