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No taker yet for Montgomery Ward

| Friday, Feb. 22, 2002

A developer that took over the former Montgomery Ward building in the Charleroi Chamber Plaza last year continues to search for prospective tenants, officials say.

Laurel Development Corp. of Latrobe is marketing the property.

Real estate manager Jim Kollar said his company has been open to suggestions, but no plans have been made.

"We're talking to everybody and anybody," he said.

When asked to confirm rumors that the site might be used for senior housing, Kollar declined comment.

Mon Valley Regional Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Debbie Keefer said the chamber has not scheduled a meeting to discuss proposals.

Charleroi Main Street Manager Donn Henderson said the developer would have to take the next step since the building is privately owned.

"There's no proposal yet," he said.

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