The former Landmark building at the entrance to Yass has sold for $3.2 million, however its buyer is anyone’s guess.
Agent Andrew Curlewis of Yass Valley Property confirmed the buyer was local but said they wished to remain anonymous.
“I don’t know what they’re going to use it for, but they’ve got plans to make some changes to it and get it back to being an occupied building,” Mr Curlewis said.
Locals have been hoping Bunnings had purchased the building, however a Bunnings spokeswoman told Region Media the company had no plans to open a store in Yass.
Some say Tootsie Gallery Cafe, also located at the entrance to Yass, has bought the building and intends to open it as a gallery however the owner couldn’t be contacted for comment.
Mr Curlewis said the building had been on the market for a long time with another agent and Yass Valley Property since January.
“It was purpose-built for Landmark. When you purpose-build and put that much money in for one tenant, it’s hard to find someone else the building suits,” Mr Curlewis said.
The 7834 square metre block was built for the agricultural supplies business Landmark which now trades as Nutrien Ag.
However, Nutrien Ag moved to north Yass in 2019, citing its warehouse of 10 years on MacDonald Street was too big.
Moving to north Yass also gave the business an opportunity to have a shopfront closer to the sale yards and highway.
Since then, the building has remained empty and has only been used in recent times as a drive-through COVID-19 testing clinic.
The building encompasses an 816 square-metre showroom, 770 square metres of covered storage, seven office spaces, three conference rooms, a large kitchen and two bathrooms.