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Monday, June 23, 2014

Moose Building May be Renovated

Another downtown Bradford building may be getting a facelift.

The Loyal Order of Moose building at 14 Pine Street is currently in the county repository, but the Bradford School Board during its meeting tonight is expected to give its consent to the Tax Claim Bureau to sell the property to the Downtown Bradford Revitalization Corporation for $500.

Lee Minter has also made an offer -- $1,000 – and says he has two prospective tenants. Minter bought the former Archer’s building at the corner of Main and Congress streets two years ago.

The item on the school board’s agenda says the DBRC is making the offer because it is “concerned with the preservation of one of our most significant buildings in the city’s historic district.”

The DBRC plans to restore the building using grant money and/or by working with private investors who having a building restoration plan and resources to implement it.

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