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Summerfield Village tenants wonder what's next

| Wednesday, May 8, 2013, 9:00 p.m.

Near the southern edge of Upper St. Clair, the eclectic mix of tenants in the Summerfield Village office complex is waiting to see what's next after the foreclosure on their property.

The complex at the intersection of Washington and Boyce roads is scheduled for a sheriff's sale in July, with court paperwork listing judgments against the property owners totaling at least $5.99 million.

The owners are listed as Summerfield Commons, Summerfield Commons II and Summerfield Village LLC for different parcels of the property, with William Corace as general partner for all three. Corace could not be reached for comment.

Allegheny County Court of Common Pleas has appointed Downtown-based Baker Young Corp. as the receiver for mortgage holder Huntingdon National Bank, and Baker Young will be responsible for operating and maintaining the property while it goes through the foreclosure and sheriff's sale.

The bank and the Upper St. Clair School District, which claims it is owed $78,492 in back taxes for the properties, petitioned for the sale, according to records from the Allegheny County Sheriff's Office.

“Overall, you could see it coming,” said Bill Berry, president of BAM Advertising and a Summerfield tenant since 2005. “(The previous management) hadn't been able to keep up with maintenance as they had in the past.”

“Bill Corace and his staff were always exemplary in their management of Summerfield Commons,” said state Rep. John Maher, R-Upper St. Clair, whose district office is in the complex. “I have great sympathy for the fiscal challenges he's dealing with, and we're sad to see the staff we've dealt with for so many years leaving.”

Corace's Secon Corp. had been the management company for Summerfield and for Cedar Ridge Business Park in Robinson and the Abele Business Park in South Fayette.

Dr. Marc Micucci, a chiropractor and Summerfield tenant, said Secon's office within the complex recently closed, and tenants have been notified that all its furnishings are being sold.

Other tenants in the complex, which was mostly occupied, include the offices for Duquesne Bottling Co., the company that revived the defunct brand of Pittsburgh-brewed beer; financial advisers Hefren Tillotson and various doctors' offices.

Berry said he'd been looking to move up to a larger space within the same complex, but put those plans on hold when word of the foreclosure started filtering down to tenants.

Matthew Santoni is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. He can be reached at 412-380-5625 or

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