The Sheldon Store Property includes the main floor, the upstairs event space, and a house next door.
The Store's Main Floor
The main floor is where we envision the café. The original counters and shelving from the general store are still intact, and lend a warm, homey atmosphere to the space. It has a front entrance from the porch, and a back entrance which will have a ramp.
The Upstairs Event Space
This fascinating former grange hall spans the entire length of the building, and can be used as one space or two, divided by ceiling-high folding doors. We hope to restore the original curved staircase that leads to a separate entrance on the porch.
The house next door to the store is on the same property, so it is also now owned by the Rupert Village Trust. Our plan is to make it into three to four spaces that could be rented for offices or studios.