Early 1900's photo displaying its original facade
Assembly Building, located in the Falmouth
Renaissance District, is listed on the US
Department of Interior National Register of
Historic Places. Is is a two-story structure
built in 1892 in the Italianate-Queen
architectural style. It contains approximately
3,300 square feet of floor space per floor. The
ground floor has historically served as a
landmark downtown commercial anchor, while the
second floor has had many uses including a
theatre, a public assembly space, apartments,
and revitalizing historic downtown Falmouth has
been, and will continue to be, a high economic
development priority of the Pendleton Industrial
Authority. Part of the Industrial
Authority's mission is to purchase and develop
commercial and industrial sites to attract
business and industry to community. During the
latter part of 2002, the Industrial
Authority was made aware the Assembly
Building might be sold under an absolute
public auction scenario. The Industrial
Authority decided it was their duty to the
community to purchase the property, salvage it
for the future, and attempt to attract a
desirable commercial development. The building
sat vacant for almost four years under the
Industrial Authority ownership.
Industrial Authority is very pleased to announce
it has succeeded in its mission in reference to
salvaging the Assembly Building for the
community and attracting the two restaurateur
developers to the Falmouth business community.
for the above article goes to Jack Wright,
Executive Director of the Pendleton Industrial
Authority; thanks Jack!
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has a downtown dining and
gathering place as . . . .
Assembly Café quietly opens to the
the grand opening is being planned
for February 1, the Assembly Café
located at 100 West Shelby Street in
historic downtown Falmouth is
quietly opening its doors to the
public at 11:00 AM, today, Tuesday,
January 23, 2007. Local
restaurateurs, Michael Wyrick and
Alan Rider, took occupancy of the
historic Assembly Building (also
known as the "Old Moreland Drug
Store") on September 1, 2006.
They have since been completely
renovating the first floor and
furnishing the facility with
restaurant and dining equipment to
serve the public lunch and dinner
seven-days a week.
facility has a seating capacity of 120,
and represents an initial investment
in downtown Falmouth of
approximately $140,000 by the
September 13, 2006
in the works as
restaurateurs take the Assembly Building
Wyrick, Shelby Street, and Alan Rider,
Lakewood Drive, both from Falmouth, executed a
capital lease agreement with the Pendleton
County Industrial Development Authority and,
as of September 1, 2006, took occupancy of the
Assembly Building (also known as the "Old
Moreland Drug Store") located at 100 West
Shelby Street in historic downtown Falmouth.
two development partners are in the
process of renovating the historic structure
to eventually provide the community with a
much needed sit-down dining facility. They
hope to salvage as much of the historic
character of the building as possible and
restore the facility into a unique café. When
fully operational they plan to serve
breakfast, lunch and dinner with gourmet
coffee, specialty sandwiches, and juicy prime