Odd Fellows Hall back up for sale

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NORWAY – The Odd Fellows Hall on Main Street is on the market again after the anticipated buyer fell through on his promise to buy the building by the end of last week.

“We’re going to list the property, but we’re not giving up on him,” Marcy Boughter of the Growth Council of Oxford Hills, said Monday.

The three-story building, which also has a basement, will be listed for at least $150,000 after council members meet with a broker Wednesday, Boughter said. Lockwood could still buy the building after that.

The hall, while in need of massive renovations, also comes with around $95,000 from a grant.

“I’m a little disappointed and a little frustrated, but I am hopeful,” Boughter said.

The Growth Council dropped its plans to restore the building last summer after trying to fix it up over the last few years.

Then, after the council put the hall on the market, the first expected buyer, an unidentified couple, won the bid for the building but soon backed out.

Following that, Rick Lockwood of Denwood Builders in Gorham signed a purchase and sales agreement for the building in early November. But after extending the closing deadline for him twice, the council has moved on.

The vacant brick building at 201 Main St. is 112 years old and stands between the street and Pennesseewassee Stream.

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