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County looks into purchase of building

By By ANNA M. LEE Managing Editor
The Escambia County Commission voted on Thursday, July 22, to make an offer to purchase the Caffey/Presto building downtown. Acquiring the building would help alleviate the crunch for county office space.
Sanks reported that the asking price for the building is $400,000 with an offer from the owner to include the furnishings for an additional $25,000. The commission voted to negotiate an option to make an offer on the building, contingent upon an appraisal, inspection and approval of title and legal documents.
Also at Thursday's meeting, the commission took the following action: