June 3, 2011

Public Service Announcement

We would be remiss in our duty to the community if we didn't take a moment to aid our old friend, Greg Lewis. As you'll certainly recall, the the former Niagara County Manager left the confines our fair community for Lebanon, NH this past February to serve as the town's city manager. We certainly wish the best to Greg as he updates the fine folks of Lebanon on such issues as dog re-licensing, police arrests, cemetery maintenance and building permits.

Taking a new job out of town is never easy. There are logistical issues, family concerns and potentially the problem of selling one's original abode after already having left for the new gig. That's where we come in. Apparently Greg has been unable to move his home in Niagara County, despite the fact that it's been on the market since late January. Of course, the housing market has been in the tank for some time now, so there are potentially a multitude of reasons why it hasn't moved. Frankly it must be very difficult to completely put his Niagara County past behind him until the house is sold, so I want to help out.

This Sunday, Greg's property at 99 Carolina Avenue in Lockport will have an open house from 1-3PM.  While the picture to the right is just one of many available in the listing, it does hint at the charm of the house.

The home's description goes on to state, "Spacious 3 BR, 2 full BA dutch colonial in great area of city. New flooring in FR-kit(ceramic), din room. New carpets in LR. Both BAs have updates: 1 is 2nd fl master. Water heater 04. All appliances included. FR w/sliders to deck & fully fenced yard, brick floor & wall for cleaned & serviced wd stove. Full bsmt w/22 x 20 finished rm. 1 room is unfinished & lg laun room. Roof 10 yrs. Near all schools, shopping! Owners relocating out of state, need to sell home!"

Clearly the listing cannot capture the intangibles the house has to offer. While I wouldn't go as far as to suggest that the property be listed on Niagara County Historic Property Registry, the thought of what genius and creativity that took place in that house is nearly too much for one man to comprehend. You cannot put a price on that. "Home of Niagara County's First County Manager". I can see it in lights. I can see bus tours. I can see admission fees. The possibilities are endless.

Therefore, we want to help both Greg and our readers out by passing on the word of Sunday's open house. I understand that the weather is supposed to be glorious that day, but opportunities like this only come about once in a lifetime. If you or anyone you know are in the market for a great deal and a piece of history, visit 99 Carolina Ave this Sunday.


sundayniagara said...

Get a life!

The Avenger said...

Perhaps there can be plaques that show the exact place where genius struck Greg. Like what room was he in where the great idea that two hugely expensive campuses of government office buildings should be built at either end of the county. This fine work must be preserved for future generations.

sundayniagara said...

He's gone, let it go!

Mr. Pink said...

Sundayniagara.....why are you opposed to Hobbes helping Greg sell his house. I commend Hobbes for finally ending their bitter dispute and trying to help Greg move on with his new life in NH.