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Former Hawkins Market on auction block in Medina

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    Hawkins Market, closed since 2016, will go up for absolute auction Wednesday.



MEDINA — The former Hawkins Market, which served the Medina community for 34 years, will be auctioned off at noon Wednesday.

It will be an absolute auction, which means the highest bidder will walk away with the 36,667-square-foot building, at 233 Lafayette Road.

It is on 3.68 acres and has 172 parking spaces. All equipment will be included in the deal.

The grocery store closed in September 2016. It had about 50 employees. Some moved to other stores in Geyer’s Fresh Foods chain.

Kaufman Realty and Auctions, of Sugarcreek, is handling the auction at the former grocery store.

Kaufman called the structure a “well-maintained” building with 18-foot ceilings and three loading docks. Its roof was replaced in 2012. It’s zoned as C2, which is retail office district, which opens up several uses in this zoning category.

Nearly 10,000 people live within a mile of the building.

Most of the items for a grocery store already are in the store, including a generator, cardboard baler, coolers/freezers, walk-in coolers, a sprinkler system and more. Hawkins featured a meats and deli counter, bakery ovens and a produce area.

Kaufman said the property’s value was assessed at $1.7 million.

Terms of the auction are a 10-percent nonrefundable down payment on auction day, with the balance due at closing in 30 to 45 days. Any inspections must be completed prior to bidding. A bank letter will be requested to obtain a bidder number.

A 10-percent premium will be added to the final bid price to determine the contract price.

For more information, call (330) 852-4111.

Contact reporter Bob Finnan at (330) 721-4049 or rfinnan@medina-gazette.com.

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