Building perfect for indoor market

Re: ‘Barney Building’ sitting idle, Aug. 2.

To the Editor,

Re: ‘Barney Building’ sitting idle, Aug. 2.

Every time we drive pass this building we are embarrassed by the colour and now the deteriorating condition.

Is there any way the owners would consider repainting the building a neutral colour, especially if the city paid for half?

A possible use could be an indoor farmers market.

There is a large one in Calgary and it is open year-round with vendors of all kinds – those who sell soap products, artwork, vegetables when in season, food vendors and many many more.

This might suit the owners, as they still own the property but could lease it out or rent the stalls.

Dennis and May Roberts

Nanaimo