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December 14, 2000
College agrees to 5-year lease at Blue Ridge By BOB PARTLOW / Staff Writer, Martinsburg MARTINSBURG, W. Va. - Shepherd College officials told the Martinsburg City Council Thursday they have concluded lease negotiations to allow their community and technical college to move from Shepherdstown into the abandoned Blue Ridge Outlet Center. "As of today, we have agreement on all business terms," college attorney Alan Perdue told council members. The agreement to lease 19,200 square feet of one part of the abandoned outlet mall will run for five years, Perdue said.
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February 20, 2002
$14.8 million to convert blue ridge outlets into judicial center By DAVE McMILLION / Staff Writer, Charles Town MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - Turning the former Blue Ridge Outlets into a judicial center is expected to cost about $14.8 million, but the president of the Berkeley County Commission said Tuesday there will be a concerted effort to reduce that amount. Renovations would be needed to convert the Berkeley Building for use as a judicial center, including enclosing an open space in the middle of the horse-shoe shaped building to make space for courtrooms.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | September 3, 2004
Contract awarded for Dunn construction MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A contract was awarded Thursday morning for the second phase of construction work needed at the Dunn Building, a former outlet mall building that soon will house most county offices. The $340,000 contract was awarded to Minghini's General Contractors Inc., based in Martinsburg. Workers at Minghini's are already doing Phase I of the project, Berkeley County Commissioner Howard Strauss said. Phase II includes work needed to turn former retail stores in the tax office, assessor's office, Region 9 office and others on the second and third floors.
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by CANDICE BOSELY | January 22, 2003
martinsburg@herald-mail.com MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A judge on Tuesday upheld the state's process for handing out economic development grants, meaning Jefferson County Schools officials will receive the $6 million promised to help build a new high school and Eastern Regional Airport officials will receive $1 million to build a new terminal. The grants, announced last year, were held up because of a lawsuit. Now, the state can proceed with the sale of $215 million in bonds for the projects approved by the state Economic Development Grant Committee.
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August 23, 1998
By LAURA ERNDE / Staff Writer photo: RICHARD T. MEAGHER / staff photographer [ enlarge ] In its first two weeks, Prime Outlets at Hagerstown drew nearly a quarter of a million shoppers. "Based on sales and traffic we've seen so far, we're off to a fabulous start," said outlet spokesman Brian Lewbart. Nearby fast-food restaurants, convenience stores and neighbors are definitely feeling spinoff effects from the $40 million outlet mall that features more than 50 stores.
NEWS
November 19, 1997
Valley Mall sold at a clearance price By GUY FLETCHER and BRENDAN KIRBY Staff Writers HALFWAY - Valley Mall, the largest shopping complex in Washington County, was sold Tuesday to a Johnstown, Pa., company for a little more than $31 million - about half the price it brought in 1989, the last time it was sold. Officials said shoppers probably won't notice a difference in the short term, but the county will reap $241,300 from the tax for recording the deed, according to court records.
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By ERIN CUNNINGHAM | November 24, 2007
HAGERSTOWN - For most, it was only the first stop they would make. Convinced that the bargains and the experience would be worth it, thousands spent the first hours of Black Friday at Prime Outlets at Hagerstown. Most stores at the outlet mall opened at midnight, and were offering additional discounts to earlier shoppers. Many planned to spend several hours there before heading to area stores opening at 4 a.m. and later. "It's an adventure," said Carol Hamilton of Martinsburg, W.Va.
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April 7, 2010
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. -- Mountain State University's purchase of Martinsburg Mall for its Martinsburg campus is final, the school announced Wednesday. The private college based in Beckley, W.Va., agreed in October 2009 to pay $11 million in cash for the mall, a 550,000-square-foot retail center on 79 acres at 800 Foxcroft Ave., according to Berkeley County Circuit Court records. The purchase also includes three outparcels that total about six acres, according to MSU's announcement.
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By BRENDAN KIRBY | February 13, 1999
Nancy Bushey's students think their teacher has the biggest heart in Hagerstown, and thanks to Prime Outlets, she now has a shopping bag to match. The Smithsburg High School teacher won a bag full of goodies from the outlet center off Sharpsburg Pike for winning the "Who Has the Biggest Heart in Hagerstown" contest. Prime Outlets received letters from children extolling parents who give them extra hugs and special meals. But the outlet mall's general manager, Alice Rosen, said the Bushey easily surpassed them all. "Your letter transcended all the others," Rosen said to Smithsburg senior Jennie Fleagle, who wrote the letter nominating Bushey for the award.
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By RICHARD F. BELISLE | richardb@herald-mail.com | January 9, 2013
In an “unprecedented” move for higher education, classes for the now-defunct Mountain State University in Martinsburg will resume next week in the same building where Mountain State held its classes, university President Edwin C. Welch said Monday. The West Virginia Higher Learning Commission pulled Mountain State University's accreditation in June, forcing it to close its doors. The Higher Learning Commission approved the University of Charleston's request to take over Mountain State's campus in Martinsburg and its main campus in Beckley, W.Va.
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