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Lewes Discusses Empty Power Plant Property

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LEWES, Del. - The Lewes Board of Public Works along with the City Council held a meeting Thursday to discuss the unused property of the old power plant on Schley Avenue.

The plant is a city asset currently only being used for storage. It closed several years ago after the city stopped producing its own power.

Kuno Sumph works for the water department, and used to work in the old blue building. 

"It's gone downhill, of course you can see it needs to be painted and fixed up," he said. "I think it should be for the historical society, because the plant was open in like 1902, it has some character to it."

That is one option that the board could consider as they look into what to do with the property. According to Mayor Ted Becker, other options include leasing it, as well as determining if they could reclaim it in the future.

For some who work in the downtown area, like Sarah Gerick of the Lewes Bake Shop, more business for the town would be a plus.

"I would like to see Lewes have a younger population in the community, bring in something that's going to draw in a younger crowd," she said. "Even a shopping center, younger people love to shop, a sports bar, anything that's going to draw in the younger crowd."

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