Chris Jacobs' Avalon Development has jumped Tupper Street. The development firm that renovated a string of buildings in the 700 Block of Main Street north of Tupper yesterday purchased 678 Main Street abutting the light rail tunnel entrance. The two-story, 16,500 sq.ft. building was most recently occupied by the troubled Groove/OPM nightclub. Avalon paid $110,000 for the property according to County Clerk records (Update: Biz First says the total purchase price was $300,000).
Last fall, former owner Sean Spurlock announced plans to create 10 to 12 condo units and a small amount of commercial space fronting Main Street. Avalon's purchase puts an end to that proposal, but gets the property into the hands of a proven developer.