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The Foundry Building Sale Complete

Well, this is only about a month late but I still felt it was worth mentioning. On December 29th, the Hankin Group closed on their purchase of the Foundry Building. As part of the sale, Bob Hankin, owner of the Hankin Group, agreed to lease part of the building to the Schuylkill River Heritage Center for $10/year for 10 years.

From the 1/9/07 Phoenix article:

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In addition to the SRHC, Hankin said plans are underway to create a combination banquet facility and 400-seat entertainment venue inside the 125-year-old building, with provisions to add a full-service restaurant in the future.

"We're trying to keep the character and historic nature of the building but have kind of a contemporary feel to the inside so there will be a contrast between the old and the new," said Hankin.

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I think its great that Hankin is allowing the SRHC to continue operations in the Foundry and the banquet/entertainment venue sounds like a perfect way to use such an important and beautiful building.


Source: The Phoenix.

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