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City Regroups on Marketing 19 Frederick Street Building

July 28th, 2022 by WCBC Radio

A deal that would have transferred ownership of the historic building at 19 Frederick St. to a local businessman for creation of a beverage and hospitality business fell through back in April- and since then city officials have regrouped still looking to market the aging structure for commercial use.  With the building  last occupied in 2009, the lack of a deal has resulted in multiple failed requests for proposals and a facility sitting vacant for 13 years. Cumberland Mayor Ray Morriss tells WCBC News that a major challenge in restoring the 118-year old building is the work needed on the roof, HVAC, plumbing, electrical, fire suppression systems, and elevator service.