I think it’s a shame that they permitted a condominium to be constructed directly in front of Pillsbury House – a heritage building and Prince Rupert’s first home ever built.
Money doesn’t only talk – in some cases it must scream! I know when the Chances Gaming Centre was built, the owners took into consideration the heritage status of Pillsbury House and respected this by choosing exterior colours for their building in order to compliment those of Pillsbury House.
When I was a little girl, I used to think Santa lived in Pillsbury House! Now I know a sweet and talented lady named Colleen lives there and operates her businesses as well: B & B; hair salon. Additionally, she hosts various community tea and garden parties/events. While I don’t know Colleen personally, Prince Rupert is small enough that our paths have crossed on many occasions.
My impression is that she has a warm persona and is very dedicated – business and community wise.
I am a supporter of Pillsbury House maintaining its heritage status and I am more than happy to recommend Pillsbury House to visitors looking for a charming B & B stay with plenty of history and a gracious host.
Isabel and Michael de Kock