IDEAS ranging from a night club to indoor market have been put forward for the Assembly Rooms, which went up for sale last week.
Reporter Daniel Jaines went out on to the streets of Boston to see what shoppers would like to see at the the Grade II* listed building, which is on the market for £445,000.
Here’s what they told him:
*Kathleen West, of Wrangle, suggested big shops from out of town such as Debenhams could take over the building. She said: “It would be nice to see something shoppers can come into to look forward to. Especially people who can’t get the internet.”
*Derek and Christine Marchant, 68 and 65 respectively, of Old Leake, thought something for everyone. Christine said: “The kids could use it for something like table tennis. They could always put another bit on for elderly people, something everyone can use.”
*Maurice Gross, 73, of Wyberton, would like to see it used for social events such as dances.
He said: “Years ago it used to run discos and used to do dances up there. It used to be brilliant.
“I would like it to be used more than it is.”
*Sam Jessop, 18, and Erin Short, 17, of Boston, thought it could be used to liven up the nightlife.
Sam said: “You could have it as a restaurant in the day and a nightlub at night.
“The nightlife struggles a bit.”
*Gwen Kirkham, 67, of Boston, said keep it as it is or have small businesses in there. She said: “It’s got everything there. It is central to everything. The only other thing is to maybe have small businesses inside it. It definitely isn’t used enough.”
*Jean Anderson, 73, of Boston, thought the building could become an indoor market place. She said: “They used to have one down West Street. Then they could have the craft fairs that they have always done in the upstairs bit.”
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