For Immediate Release
June 25 2013
In 2014, a Nelson, BC landmark will be transformed on historic Baker Street. Shambhala is proud to announce the purchase of the Savoy Inn. Empty for five years, the remodeled Savoy will bring a vibrant addition to Nelson and create 50 full and part time jobs.
“The proposed redevelopment for the building on the corner of the 100 block of Baker and Falls St. will be key to rejuvenating lower Baker and the Railtown district,” said Mayor John Dooley, “I am looking forward to seeing a development proposal.”
Shambhala plans to bring together what it does best: music, fabulous food, accommodations and a distinctive cultural character. Destined to be on the roadmap of travelling musicians, artists and performers, the (yet to be named) Savoy Inn will provide a world-class venue for the arts in the Kootenays. The entire building will be remodeled to bring a new flavor to the west end of Baker Street. Working with the City of Nelson, the Police and neighbors, Shambhala’s goal is to enhance the cultural richness of our community.
“Our vision is to give Nelson another layer of awesome,” says Executive Producer Corrine Zawaduk. “The new Savoy will be a great addition to an amazing town.”
Betty and Kora couldn’t agree more. We can’t wait for Shambhala!!!