Former PNC bank complex is under contract
While I was out and about ... I learned that the former PNC Bank complex at 1418 S. Main St. in North East is under contract, but isn’t expected to go to settlement for six to eight weeks.
Joseph Farina, managing broker with Divaris Real Estate (DRE), said he’s not at liberty to reveal the identity of the purchaser yet. But he said the buyer is someone from Cecil County who intends to relocate offices to the North East location and is likely to lease out the remainder of the space to tenants.
The property, which includes three units totaling about 10,392 square-feet on one parcel, has been on the market for $725,000 for more than two years.
Prior to PNC owning the units, it was the former site of the First National Bank of North East.
As recently as September the town of North East was considering doing a feasibility study of the complex for a possible new town hall, since they are outgrowing their current office space at 106 S. Main St. However, the town board decided to first explore the feasibility of adding a second story to the existing town hall building before looking elsewhere.
*** Ashley Addiction, formerly known as Father Martin’s Ashley, is getting ready to open an intensive outpatient treatment center in Elkton.
Rod Kornrumpf, director of behavioral health at Union Hospital, said he expects Ashley to hold a soft opening on Dec. 5. At that time, they will only be able to accept patients who can pay cash or have private insurance, but around Jan. 9 they will be able to accept Medicaid patients also.
The new treatment center will be located in Suite 109 of the Medical Professional Building on High Street in Elkton.
Intensive outpatient treatment consists of three hours a day for three days a week.
“It’s considered high-level intensity,” Kornrumpf said.
The hours at the new facility will be 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday and Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon.
About 10 staff members are expected to be employed at Ashley’s Elkton facility.
*** A new, small conference facility known as The Woods Place, located in the Bay View area of Cecil County, will be hosting a business card exchange and open house for the Cecil County Chamber of Commerce from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17.
Bill Machold, manager of Woods Place, is anxious to get the word out in the community that this private setting is available for meetings and conferences of up to 25 people. It’s located at 55 Patrick Ward Drive, but sits off the road on 23 secluded acres.
Not many people know about it, since it only recently has been offered for public rentals. Prior to this year, the owner, Anthony Weymouth, used it for his own purposes, but since his death two years ago the facility is now open for public rentals through the Anthony Weymouth Foundation.
“The chamber used it recently for a retreat,” Machold said.
It features a kitchen, several bunk-style bedrooms, bathrooms and a large gathering area in the 2,500-square-foot facility.
*** It’s that time of year again for the annual Toys for Tots campaign, sponsored by the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.
Williams Chevrolet and Anchor Buick GMC are serving as drop-off locations for new, unwrapped toys from now through Dec. 10.
This program places toys in less-fortunate households in the community.
*** Competitors gathered recently for the fifth annual Fair Hill Thoroughbred Show with participants coming from as far away as Richmond, Va.
More than $11,000 was awarded, according to Lisa Demars, chair of the show.
“The Fair Hill Thoroughbred Show was founded to encourage the re-homing and retraining of off-thetrack thoroughbreds. The prize money is meant to reward the people who love and commit to these wonderful horses,” Demars said.
Educational programming and scholarships are also provided to support individuals who have taken on the challenge of retraining and providing homes to these animals. This year’s recipients were Penny Woolley and Kelly Conner, both of Rising Sun, and Gail Szczecinski, of Landenberg, Pa.
Ten riders won the opportunity to attend a clinic given by Olympian rider Joe Fargis at Hilltop Farm in Colora.
For more information about the show, visit www. fairhillthoroughbredshow. com.
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This building is one of three located at 14-18 S. Main St. that is currently under contract.
Bill Machold stands in front of The Woods Place, which is holding a business card exchange and open house for the Cecil County Chamber of Commerce on Thursday.