January 30, 2013
Erie Insurance has continued its buying streak on the City's
Local business owners aren't complaining.... They're thrilled for what this will bring to their community.
Erie Insurance has been looking into purchasing the National Guard Armory for quite some time now... The purchase became final at the beginning of this week.... With a price tag of $330,000.
Officials at Erie Insurance are calling the 24,000 square foot Armory, built in the early 1920s... A great opportunity that they needed to take advantage of.
Spokesperson for Erie Insurance Leah Knapp tells us
"We remain committed to improving the area and attracting more businesses downtown"
But what does the future hold for the historic National Guard Armory?
explains "We don't have plans for the armory at this time but I can tell you
that we're committed to this community and to making
lower East Side neighborhood is familiar with
Business owners say they'd like to see the recently vacant armory turn into a museum that the community can utilize.. He sees this as nothing but a plus
Knapp tells us their primary concern now is employee parking and they hope to have a parking garage built between 7th and 8th streets.
The project should be completed by October of this year.