The name of the is now covered up, and in its place hangs a for sale/rent sign, leading to discussion at Tuesday's Rocky Point Civic Association about what should be done with the building that has housed .
“What’s really important now is to find the right fit for that vacant building," said Legis. Sarah Anker. "I know it has been many different businesses. We can do something to [get] a really good business that fits in with your community.”
Civic Vice President Diane Burke said that there has been a problem with contacting the building’s landlord, Ernie Saasto.
“It comes down to the landlord and who he rents to,” Burke said when Anker asked for the associations help with finding a good use for the building. Burke went on to mention the building's appearance.
“Tenants come and go but the landlord stays the same and the building always looks like that,” she said.
Jeff Davis of the Rocky Point Funeral home, had a suggestion for the building that garnered a positive response from some in attendance.
"It’s a great place for a historical museum for Rocky Point,” he said. “It’s an historical building. It’s been here since there weren’t even streets in town.”
Davis, who has been in Rocky Point for 10 years, recalled the history of the town and the building, which was originally a German Restaurant when the town first came to be.
“A small community museum, with the right here would be great,” Davis added. “People from Rocky Point have been fighting in wars for years—whether it be a World War or the war today. It would be a great place for groups meetings and gatherings.”
Davis also believes that idea would get more traffic to the area, which would help Rocky Point receive grants more easily.
Legis. Anker, along with the association’s panelists, brought up the issue of parking for the building. They stated that it is hard to run a business where there is not much parking, which could be a reason why businesses have come and gone at the location.
The next civic association meeting will be help Sep. 19 at 7:30 p.m. at the VFW on King Road.