Since iho old Town hall building in Kelvin, .street was vacated by the Invercargill Corporation a transformation scene has taken place. The properly was offered tor lease for a term of years, and eventually secured by Mr Richard Allen, of this town. With the energy characteristic of him Mr Allen set to work, and had the whole of the interior altered and rearranged, ami now can boast of one of the most up-to-date and convenient halls and social- rooms in town. A member of our staff looked in the other day and found Mr Allen hard at work, and a visit of inspection i‘evealecl a change in so short a time that one would hardly credit it. On the right a ladies’ room, nicely furnished, has been established, and adjoining it a gentleman’s smoking room is fitted up. The old council chambers, where many a healed debate has taken place, have been devoted to a social hall, and is remarkably trim, set out with lovely pot plants and other' decorations. A little further on one is introduced to an, up-to-date kitchen with a cooking stove and all conveniences, everything in readiness to supply the wants of the inner man at short notice. Following on,, one comets to a nice board room set aside for meetings of various kinds. Coming back to the front, Mr Allen has reserved a space for an office, and is well satisfied with the patronage accorded him in his new venture. The place is used largely by farmers and their friends on Saturdays, and during the week for socials and dances and private parties also find it an excellent place in which to gather. At times when a wedding tafkfes place in a family, parents arc often at a
loss' to know where to lay out the
wedding breakfast, and these rooms will till a long-felt want, both as regards townspeople and their country cousins. In fact, as Mr Allen puts* it, he has several wedding breakfasts to attend to within the next few weeks. We wish him every success in his new venture.
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Local Enterprise., Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 51, 23 March 1907
Local Enterprise. Southern Cross, Volume 14, Issue 51, 23 March 1907
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