The Halfway Volunteer Fire Co. is waiting to hear back from Moose International on its latest offer to buy the vacant Moose Lodge on Downsville Pike, Halfway President Jim Kimble said Thursday.
Kimble said the company would use the lodge as a bingo hall and for special events. If the company doesn't buy the lodge, it will still have to come up with more space to house its bingo operations, he said.
The fire company decided to withdraw from a contract offer to buy the property for about $1.2 million, Kimble said. The new offer was for less than $1 million, he said.
The 24,000-square-foot building was on the market at $1.6 million.
The building has been vacant since Moose International shut down the lodge in February 1994, citing repeated violations of the organization's laws and policies.