By Lawrence Belanger
Local Journalism Initiative
Plymouth-Trinity Church will not be selling their property to Sherbrooke artistic organization Sporobole, which had sought to turn it into a “creative hub”. Jack Eby, a member of the Church’s congregation and a member of its governing committee, put it simply: “we had a criteria for sale, they weren’t able to match it.” Eby refused to elaborate on the precise details, but stated that Sporobole “didn’t communicate with us much.”
“All I know is that it was more complicated for them due to [the] number of organizations [involved],” said Eby when asked why he thought this was so.
Citing scheduling issues, Sporobole’s director, Éric Desmarais, declined requests for additional comment. “I think that all the available information has already been revealed,” stated Desmarais through email. Desmarais told La Tribune that they had offered $650,000 for the property, but that it wasn’t enough for what the Church was looking for.