News on the future look of the old Taylor Hotel were revealed on March 26 by Vic Bradshaw of the Winchester Star.
When the work is completed, the property should have:
A three-story, 7,500-square-foot building facing the Loudoun Street Mall with a restaurant on the ground floor and about five apartments upstairs. . . .
The pavilion and lawn space, which could seat 400 to 500. The city government will pay $42,500 annually to lease the space until the commercial loan is paid down to $600,000. At that time, the pavilion and open space would be conveyed to the city at no cost.
A nine-bay farmers’ market that vendors can pull their trucks into and sell from. When the site is not in use as a market, up to 150 people could be seated there for performances.
A seven-story, 14,000-square-foot building bordering Indian Alley in the renovated former fly tower. The partnership would lease the first floor for retail or possibly restaurant use.