New owners are local and will protect Town Hall

Town Hall. Photo by Halie Wilson

Idyllwild’s Town Hall, built in 1946, sold. The Johnson family, which resumed ownership of the building when the Chamber of Commerce dissolved in 2013, sold the building to a local group.

Shane Stewart, their broker, said, “There will absolutely be no change. The building will remain for the benefit of the community in perpetuity.”

More specific plans should be available within a few weeks, he added.

Idyllwild Community Center Board President Stephanie Yost told the Town Crier in an email, “I was delighted to learn of the purchase of Town Hall! The Idyllwild Community Center is grateful that nothing is changing at this time regarding our use of the location. “We will continue to provide all of our regular programs and events including Kinder Care (age 4 and up) and Fit After 50,” wrote Yost. “We will continue to host our regular rental programs. People can still sign up at the Town Hall office for our upcoming sports programs, such as youth soccer. It is welcome news that Idyllwild’s historic Town Hall, originally built by our local community in 1946, will continue to serve residents and visitors to the hill.”