For years we have been looking at a 4-acre spot/9,700 s.f. facility here in town, and now we can call it ours. It is an old unused school in an older but great area that is being improved into a 4-lane. If you google map Augusta and can only see 4 roads, this is one of those roads. It’s in a spot where we will still be accessible from the entire city, which is very important to me. Real estate prices on this road are rising and we, along with the counsel of bankers and real estate folks I have talked with, feel that it is a very strategic location and opportunity.
The building is 80 years old, abandoned, a beautiful mess, has tons of potential if tons of work is put into it. It’s pretty awesome – looks like an old castle. Right up my alley, sort of ancient-future. High ceilings, maple floors, it even has catacombs underneath (really, I am serious!) The last few months of my life have been busy meeting with subcontractors, architects, and engineers as we work out cost, zoning and safety issues. Almost everyone involved is very positive about the potential and savings of this type of project.