March 11, 2010

Council Approves Sale of Former City Hall Building

Patrons that have found it hard to break the habit of traveling to the southwest corner of the Memphis square to pay their utility bills, will soon be able to do so once again, well that is if they are U.S. Cellular customers.

Local agent Scott Wickert recently finalized an agreement with the City of Memphis to purchase the former city hall building, located on the south end of the west side of the city square.

The building had been vacant since July 2008 when the city officially moved into its new $365,000 facility donated to the City of Memphis by Bob and Renetta Rockhold.

Wickert will be relocating his business, Scotts Cellular to the former city hall building. He recently sold his appliance business to Jesse Ketchum of Ketchum Heating and Cooling, who will continue to operate at the former site of Scotts Home Center on the south side of the square.

The city had listed the building for sale for the past year. The site had been considered as a possible economic development asset in efforts to attract a manufacturer to the community, but those negotiations never fully materialized.

Wickert indicated he would like to have his move completed to the new storefront by May 1st.

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