Preservation group moves forward with purchase of Sherburne Inn

SHERBURNE – The newly formed citizens’ preservation group known as Save the Sherburne Inn Restoration Project Inc. (SSIRP) has raised the funds to purchase the Sherburne Inn property (most recently known as The Bullthistle Inn) from current owner Jim Webb and is proceeding to closing the purchase around April 1.

SSIRP was formed in October and incorporated in January in response to the news that the historic building and the adjacent property were to be purchased by a store chain and demolished in order to construct a new gas station and convenience store. In October, Webb agreed to give SSIRP until April 1 to purchase the building, and also gave SSIRP right of first refusal on the adjacent property (formerly the Big M grocery store).

Since its formation, SSIRP established a board of directors and applied for nonprofit status from the IRS, which was approved on Feb. 27. Plans for the building include restoring the exterior and renovating the interior to include a restaurant and bar on the main floor, a pub with light food on the lower floor, sleeping rooms, event space for parties and meetings, and other amenities to meet customer demand.

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