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Building up for sale, but you must move it

An 81-year-old Bainbridge man escaped serious injury Tuesday afternoon when he crashed his car through the Flowering Around storefront at Winslow Mall. No pedestrians or employees were injured in the crash, cause of which is still under investigation. - DOUGLAS CRIST/Staff Photo
An 81-year-old Bainbridge man escaped serious injury Tuesday afternoon when he crashed his car through the Flowering Around storefront at Winslow Mall. No pedestrians or employees were injured in the crash, cause of which is still under investigation.
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If you’re in the market for an 11,200-square-foot building, Garry Skakun has a deal for you.

The only catch is, you’ll have to find a place to put the structure.

Skakun, who is general manager at Honda Red Deer, is marketing the former Red Deer Suzuki building at 1809 49th Ave.

That dealership was transferred to CARS RV and Marine Superstore in early 2005 and relocated to the north side of the city.

Honda Red Deer purchased the property, which is adjacent to its own premises, with plans to expand there. But the steel and metal building doesn’t fit into its plans, said Skakun.

The decision was made to sell the approximately 12-year-old structure, with a condition that it be disassembled and trucked to a new location.

“It’s just like a big puzzle, I guess,” said Skakun, adding that it would be a good buy for the right person.

“The building will be a fraction of the cost of buying a new structure,” he said, estimating the price for a comparable building developed from scratch at around $1 million.

“Everything is there,” he said. “Everything from furnaces to plumbing to doors.”

Honda Red Deer advertised the building in Saturday’s Advocate and was receiving inquiries. Skakun was optimistic a buyer would be found.

He would not elaborate on Honda Red Deer’s plans for the site, but said development there is expected to occur later this year.

Superior Harness & Saddle and The Bridal Path currently occupy portions of the building.

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