Building could benefit the Harleston community
- Credit: Eastern Daily Press © 2016
In its 400 year history Chameleon House, in Harleston, has had a colourful trading past.
While upstairs it remains the Rooms at No 3 Bed and Breakfast, downstairs the restaurant has been closed since June.
Peter Ashken, who owns the building and runs the bed and breakfast with his wife, Ginni, said he hopes to find someone to take over the restaurant space and continue it as somewhere for people to eat or a place to benefit the community.
Mr Ashken, who bought the building in 1995, said: 'For the town it would be lovely to keep it as a restaurant.
'When we bought the building it had been a wine shop. It had been St John's school and there was an off-license at the back.
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'It has always had a lot of different things going on with it. It gives jobs to the town and benefits the town.'
He added he did not want it to be turned into flats and would like to see it become a focus point for the town.
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'It is very important to the community,' Mr Ashken said. 'It could be a town hall, an art centre or something for the museum.
For more information visit https://chameleonhouse.co.uk/