Niagara Falls church up for grabs at a sinful sales price of $5.8 million
Published February 7, 2023 at 3:20 pm
It is not often you see a listing for an existing church up for sale on a realtor’s website but the possibilities for revamping the property are blessedly endless.
The St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church at 5485 Victoria Ave “in the heart of Niagara Falls” is up for grabs right now for the spiritual sales price of $5,826,960.
The property sellers, RE/MAX Niagara Realty, certainly have faith that the structure could be canonized with some new and creative uses.
“Think of revamping this property into Niagara Falls newest brewery or maybe a modern boutique hotel focusing on weddings, baby showers and other special occasions. Anything is possible with this property!” says the listing.
The overhead view of St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Niagara Falls.
Before you scoff at the notion of a house of worship becoming the purveyor of suds, two Niagara Region churches have already successfully been turned into breweries – Silversmith Brewing in Niagara-on-the-Lake and Brimstone Brewing in Fort Erie.
As well, Niagara-on-the-Lake has seen numerous century homes turned into boutique hotels.
The realtors say the property is zoned Tourist Commercial, meaning the possibilities for changing the building are blazingly infinite in scope.
Sitting on .536 of an acre, the H-shaped house of worship has 16,186 square feet of space and “is close to all major attractions Niagara Falls has to offer (such as) Clifton Hill, Fallsview Casino, Great Wolf Lodge, Nightlife and many trendy restaurants.”
According to weddinghero.ca, a church, St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, had “a maximum capacity of 300-400 people for a dinner wedding and a maximum capacity of 300-400 people for a cocktail wedding.”
Built in 1934, some of the features of the property, says the realtor, include “all stained glass windows,” as well as “cathedral ceiling(s), public washrooms, recreational facilities, separate heating controls and storage.”
However, buyers should move quickly, added the realtor. “With so many major developments currently happening right now in Niagara Falls, this property will not last long.”
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