City purchases Old Bashas’ from hospital for $250 thousand cash

The old Bashas’ Building on Third Street was purchased by the City of Winslow.

At a special meeting of council, held Tuesday, Feb. 4, it was approved the city would pay the hospital $250,000 in cash for the building.

City Administrator John Roche explained that the city has been considering using the building as the possible new home of the Winslow Police Department and other city services.

He added the library might be included in the old Bashas’ building, but no plans had been finalized.

Finance Director Gina Reffner said the money could be paid as soon as the proper paperwork is completed by both the city and the hospital. Roche estimated this to take a week or two, at the longest.

Hamblen was on hand for the council’s decision, and called it a win-win situation.

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