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COLUMBIA CITY â€” Columbia Cityâ€™s Redevelopment Commission approved plans to potentially purchase the former Eagles Lodge #1906.
The Eagles Lodge, located at 306 W. Van Buren St., Columbia City, has been going through struggles as the clubâ€™s membership and finances have suffered. The club has discussed selling the building previously.
According to Columbia City Mayor Ryan Daniel, previous negotiations to purchase the property have fallen flat in the past. However, this latest attempt, which was approved Friday, began at the state level.
â€śWe were approached by the state-wide Eagles organization, because they heard there was some interest in the property,â€ť Daniel said.
Redevelopment Commission Chairman Carl Siler said the Eagles were closer to selling this time around.
â€śThey were more open to selling than they were last time,â€ť he said. â€śBecause of that, I think it put everybody in a better position to negotiate.â€ť
Columbia Cityâ€™s Redevelopment Commission approved a purchasing range between $170,000 and $240,000. Before the sale can be finalized, the land has to be appraised by two commercial property appraisers. The average of those two appraisals will form the final sale price.
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