Palisade library will be located in former coffee shop

The Mesa County Public Library Board of Trustees has voted to purchase the former Tucan coffee shop building in downtown Palisade, presumably as a new home for the Palisade branch library.

The board voted unanimously to buy the property for $300,000, and authorized the spending of up to $75,000 more to accommodate the move. The building, at 239 S. Main St., has a total of 2,800 square feet on two
floors. The ground-level floor is fully accessible for disabled people, and the library is exploring solutions to downstairs accessibility.

The current branch of the library, in a 3,300-square-foot space adjacent to the Palisade Civic Center at 711 Iowa St., is facing the end of their lease. The library had been leasing the Palisade branch space from the town for free for 10 years. Palisade offered a 5,000-square-foot space inside the Civic Center at a cost of $550,000 to $650,000, but library leaders, concerned about the time it might take to complete construction on the Civic Center, decided on another alternative.

Read the full story in the Saturday edition of the Daily Sentinel.



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