featuring a large "For Sale" sign.
The property is now owned by six lienholders--contractors owed money by Concannon and awarded the property after a December 2010 sheriff's sale brought no bidders. According to Joe Szabo, one of the lienholders, Concannon owed the six more than $900,000, and they have put in roughly another $100,000 in taxes, maintenance and improvements. Szabo, who owns Insta-Lawn Sod Farms in Milan, says he spent $60,000 seeding and mowing the property: He's been doing business in Saline for twenty-five years, and his sense of pride means he wants the place looking nice.
Swisher Commercial listed the property a year ago at $1.2 million, and sellers are currently asking $800,000. According to Swisher realtor Tony Caprarese, they are considering another price adjustment in the near future. Caprarese says there has been some interest in the environmentally cleaned up property, which is ready to go with underground water, sewer, and stormwater facilities--but Szabo notes that there is a big difference between "some interest" and a concrete offer.