Assembly Rooms sale still on, says council

A controversial deal which will see Boston’s Assembly Rooms sold by the borough council is still going ahead – despite delays in the official announcement of the sale.

Contracts were due to be exchanged by the authority and the buyer last week, but confirmation has been delayed while paperwork is completed.

A spokesman for the council said he did not know exactly when the announcement was due to be made.

The delay comes after months of negotiations between the buyer and seller which have been shrouded in secrecy.

Council supremos have refused to reveal who had bought the historic site in the town’s Market Place and have said they will not comment on rumours that the building will be turned into a nightclub once the deal has gone through.

The sale, which has taken place in a bid to save money from council coffers, has also led to the closure of the public toilets underneath the premises.

Keep checking The Standard for the latest information about the sale of this grade II* listed building.