BLUEFIELD, Va. (WVVA)- A building that's been vacant for a long time has finally been sold.
WVVA has learned that the Ammar's building, also known as the Magic Mar building has been sold to a buyer from Gibsonville, North Carolina.
The buyer is John & Jeff Schwarz LLC. Schwarz owns properties from Florida to West Virgina. The nearest facility owned by Schwarz's company is the Pulaski Furniture Company.
Bluefield, Virginia Mayor Don Harris said the purchase will help the economy in Bluefield, Virginia.
I am absolutely ecstatic with the purchase of the Ammar building. Having known the Ammar's as long as I have, they are such good people for the area. Finally the building has been sold. It's a wonderful building. I've been in it many times and it will be a big asset to this whole region. With the hospital closing and this and that, it's a big boom, especially with this COVID situation. We needed a good shot in the arm, and this is a big shot in the arm," Mayor Don Harris said.
Magic Mart closed their stores in 2018.