Napier Street is set to look a whole lot different in the future thanks to a long standing plan to revitalize part of the street and to bring more tourists into town.
The new plan envisions Napier Street’s modern buildings be demolished or their facades modified to resemble building styles from no later than 1960 to tap into the historical market.
This plan has come about after many months of meticulous assessment and then coming to the conclusion that most of Deniliquin’s pre 1960 buildings or replicas of them are still intact in the top section of street making it the perfect place to try get more dollars from tourists.
The old Dublin Hotel is expected live again for the first time since it was closed down in the early 1920’s, future patrons can visit the recreated hotel safe in the knowledge that they won’t get caught and fined for taking away a drink on a Sunday or being on premises after hours like many locals did back in the day.
The Federal Hotel won’t need too much done on the outside as most of it is still looking like it was in the late 1920’s when it got its current day look though the arch (between ‘Hotel’ and ‘Deniliquin’ is now nice and flat.
Deniliquin’s thirst for motoring will be somewhat quenched with the old Deniliquin Motor Company building once again being a hub for cars this time it will be for museum that will showcase some of the makes that used to be sold from that location, the building paint will also be scrubbed off to give it that original look.
The Commonwealth Bank will be approached with hopes their modern signs will be replaced with ones from their past to fit in with the theme and avoid any costly moves to another street.
The town’s large collection of historical photographs will help developers and planners come up with the right mix of building looks to ensure a spectacular look that will please both locals and tourists.
The replacing or modifications to building facades may limit the amount of demolition needed which will save money and the saved money is expected to go towards filling in pot holes and other abnormalities in our roads and footpaths.
It is still unknown whether the section of road that in the buildings area will be closed to give the section a limit on modern technology.
It is also yet to be seen if this idea will be enthusiastically received by the public as people are still pretty miffed about the costs of Christmas, the ERC’s $600,000 portable and leased office and the Visit Deni site whose large cost to make and promote gives tourists places to go that are long shut down.
The starting date for construction to start on this new tourist attraction is never as this is our April Fools Day effort for 2018, thank you very much for reading.