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Seneca County Chamber of Commerce needs $500,000 for Tyre HQ project

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The Seneca County Chamber of Commerce faces financial hurdles in realizing its dream of converting a historic house into its new headquarters and a visitors center.

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Chamber President Jeff Shipley tells the Finger Lakes Times that an additional $500,000 is required to kickstart the project at the site located at the intersection of routes 414 and 318 in Tyre.

A look at the Chamber’s former location along 5&20 in Seneca Falls. They are now located in downtown Waterloo. Photo Credit: FLT.

Initially announced in 2019, the Chamber acquired the property, which includes the first brick house in the area built in 1821.

Despite obtaining a $150,000 state grant and $350,000 from selling a portion of the property to Dunkin’ Donuts, the project has been delayed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, unexpected historic preservation requirements, and surging construction costs.