SIRCH headquarters to relocate in the fall
|By Mark Arike - Staff Writer | March 27, 2017
After about a year on the market, SIRCH’s property on County Road 21 has sold.
The deal is expected to close in September. Until then, the name of the new owner can’t be disclosed. But the realtor who sold the property confirmed an existing business will be moving in.
“I know the buyer hasn’t told his [current] landlord yet,” said Andrew Hodgson, broker of record of Century 21 Granite Reality Group Ltd.
SIRCH Community Services, a non-profit organization, has been operating out of the building since the late 1990s, according to executive director Gena Robertson. They run more than 20 programs and services in Haliburton County, many of which help improve the quality of life for local residents.
The building is 2,500 square feet and is situated on a one-acre lot. It was listed at $224,900.
Robertson doesn’t expect any major interruptions in service during the move in the fall.
“We certainly have enough time to figure out how to minimize any interruptions,” said Robertson.
They are looking forward to returning to Haliburton village, which is where the organization was founded. Its first home was next to the ambulance base.
In September of 2015, some of SIRCH’s programs were relocated to a property at 2 Victoria St. in Haliburton. It leases the space, dubbed SIRCH Central. The property was previously home to a day spa.
MARK ARIKE is a reporter for The Highlander.