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January 8, 2013

Centreville Downtown Development Authority purchases Village Market building and attached ‘mall’

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Written by: Bruce Snook
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The Centreville Downtown Development Authority (DDA) has announced that the DDA has purchased the property that formerly housed the Village Market grocery store and the attached ‘mall’ on East Main Street in Centreville.  The property purchase was finalized on December 26, 2012.

Village Market building and attached ‘mall’ in Centreville, owned now by the Centreville Downtown Development Authority (Click on photo to enlarge)

According to a news release from DDA Chairman Pattie Bender, the owner of the property approached the DDA over a year ago offering to sell it to the DDA at an extremely reasonable price.

After much deliberation the DDA decided that it was in the best interest of the Village of Centreville and its citizens to purchase the property.

The news release indicates that “The sole purpose of the DDA owning the property is to sell it so that it will again be a viable place of business or businesses and be placed back on the tax rolls.  The property also adjoins the Village Industrial Park which will provide additional room for growth.  If it had been sold to another non-profit the chances of it ever being placed back on tax rolls would have been greatly diminished.”

If anyone is interested in purchasing or leasing the property or any part of it, please contact the DDA’s Property Manager, Carol Snow-Penn, at cpenncentreville@gmail.com.


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