Tuesday, July 27, 2021

D.A. deal pushed back


The sale of the former D.A. Gordon Public School building and property in Wallaceburg was suppose to go through at the end of August.

However, this is not the case.

Rick Strain, a sales representative with Re/Max Chatham-Kent Realty Inc., told the Sydenham Current that the deal has been pushed back.

“Closing got extended until October,” Strain said, adding this was a request made by the proposed new owner.

Jim Costello, director of education for the Lambton-Kent District School Board, told the Sydenham Current on August 13 he was expecting the sale to close at end of month.

“Can’t say much until then,” he said, adding he would not be allowed to disclose the name of new owner.

We’ll look to get more information from the LKDSB on this extension.

After the school was sold back in May, Costello said he was optimistic.

“We are very happy to hear that it has been bought by someone who I am assuming has a plan and a purpose for the building,” he said. “We would hate to see the building left to go into disrepair.”

Costello added: “Provided the person has a good plan for the building and we will leave it up to that person to disclose what that is. I don’t know what it is, I’ve heard different stories but we are just glad that the building is sold and purchased by someone who has a plan to re-purpose it.”

We’ll provide more information on this story when it becomes available.

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