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No buyer yet for Penticton legion building

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In an effort to pay down its debt, the Royal Canadian Legion in Penticton has put its building up for sale.
Even though the building is for sale, the president of the Royal Canadian Legion in Penticton declares it's still business as usual at the branch on Martin Street.
"We can't really say much more than yes, the building is up for sale," said Murray Grandy.
Earlier this year, the membership voted to put the building on the market in an effort to erase long-term debt. If a buyer is found, the membership must still approve the sale.
Grandy, who recently completed his first year of a two-year term, says there have been no offers to date.
"Ultimately, the best thing for us would be if someone bought it and then leased it back to us, which would save us looking for a new location," he said.
Bill Wood of Coldwell Bankers, who has the listing, said the
asking price for the 9,000-square-foot building with 21 parking stalls is $829,000. The building is zoned as C5 (commercial, with a residential component).
Wood, a legion member who spent nine years in the Canadian military, is optimistic a buyer will be found, noting the building's downtown location.
Meanwhile, the legion remains open and operations continue, said Grandy.
"Our Christmas dinner for the veterans was a big success. Remembrance Day went well, and from all indications our President's Day on Jan. 1 is going to be well attended," he said.
"People are still coming through the doors. We just wish there were a few more."

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