Barnes Lumberyard Sold for $1.9 Million

The buyer, shown in the white shirt with stripes and khaki pants, is unknown and wouldn’t give his name. Skip to 2:40 in the video to see who he is.

The HooK has more.

The first eight minutes are here.

The last three minutes of the auction are above, but I’ll be swapping that out later with an HD version. That I’m able to upload 3 minutes of video onsite is still remarkably cool, technologically.

A few photos as well:

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14 Replies to “Barnes Lumberyard Sold for $1.9 Million”

  1. If he (or the party for whom he was bidding) does not try to put in something a chain business, I will be pleasantly surprised.

      1. Why? Tract housing are the “Chain Stores” of the real estate world. If your only attachment to an area hinges on what type
        of retail exists. With any type of luck the urban transformation of Crozet will stop. The land is zone industrial. Hopefully it will stay that way and jobs will come…

        1. some would consider Walmart an industry of retail. Careful what you wish for Edward.

          Things have changed (for the better or worse). Why would industry setup in Crozet, when property and cost is less expensive over the hill? Does Crozet really have some natural resources that isn’t available elsewhere for less? Industry doesn’t care how convenient you or i live near them – if you want to work for them – its your problem not theirs. You will either need to relocate to where they are located or commute. Jobs that form near growth areas are service oriented jobs. No housing, no service jobs. Can’t have it both ways.

          1. At one time was there not a medical equipment company
            wanting to locate in Crozet? Crozet has property that is
            zoned for industrial use, next to a railroad track, with an
            already mildly developed site. There is also a source of
            fairly inexpensive labor in a right to work state. While not
            perfect, Industry today uses some of those factors. If the
            price is right I can see it. Or, do you prefer more coffee
            shops and trinket stuff?

          2. @Edward: How would you feel about a coffee industrial processing plant? Too much coffee for you?

            really, the small shops don’t bug me. I prefer smaller mom&pop shops over giant stores and i do think small service oriented jobs are nothing to kick out, regardless if its another trinket store.

          3. A coffee processing plant would be fine. Small service
            oriented jobs won’t pay the rent in Crozet or buy a tract
            house. The constant influx of new people into an area with almost no meaningful work opportunites makes no sense to me. Buy local, hah. If it was not for people coming from
            other areas buying stuff where would we be?

          4. Just widen your definition of area and local and you would satisfy your criteria. Narrow that definition it to one square block and you’ll be disappointed.

          5. Oh, like driving a foreign made car and wearing the same type clothes and buy some stuff local. That marketing ditty
            is totally out of tune with reality and does not fit any criteria. People will travel or otherwise to attain products that they enjoy. Walmart would do well in Crozet. People
            could shop local while paying less and, just to plug another jingle, “live better”.

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