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Elks Club sells its West Main Street building

February 01, 2007|by JENNIFER FITCH

WAYNESBORO, Pa. - The Waynesboro Elks Club on Wednesday sold its West Main Street building to an investment group from Hagerstown.

The Elks Club has owned 66 W. Main St. for about 25 years, but sold it to generate cash and operating capital, board of directors President Robert Snader said.

"We have signed a long-term lease with the new owners of the building," Snader said. "Instead of being the owners, we are now the tenant."

At this time, the sale to Martin Investment won't result in changes for the club's facilities or 850 members, he said.

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"We've been exploring the option to sell the building for the past four months," Snader said.

The private sale went before the membership, which approved it nearly unanimously, according to Snader. He declined to divulge the sale price.

The Elks Club hosts weekly bingo that draws a crowd of 75 to 85 and has distributed more than $400,000 in academic scholarships over almost 60 years.

The club has been in Waynesboro for more than 100 years and is a longtime Main Street entity.

"We plan on being there for a long time," Snader said. "We are very much a part of town."

The 66 W. Main St. building has eight apartments upstairs.

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