Council leader says there have been several expressions of interest for the Brunswick Wharf site since it went on the market last week.
The prime waterside spot at East-the-Water Wharves is being marketed with planning permission for a developer to transform it.
Bideford and District Chamber of Commerce and Torridge District Council hosted a special meeting over increases to business rates in Torridge from April.
Search teams took to the River Torridge this weekend on the lookout for Bideford pensioner Clive Colling, who has been missing since January 1.
Organisers of a Christmas Day lunch in Bideford have said thankyou to those who helped and attended.
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