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Old 05-28-2008, 01:27 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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Post News, Maine jail for sale for $200,000.

SKOWHEGAN, Maine (AP) - If you're in the market for a roomy brick-and-stone Victorian, complete with a security system and razor-wire fencing, then Somerset County officials may have a deal for you.

The Somerset County Jail in downtown Skowhegan is for sale. It has a price tag of $200,000.

Maine jail for sale for $200,000
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Old 05-28-2008, 04:41 AM
 
Location: 43.55N 69.58W
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Just think of all the summer guests you could put up over night....
Kids get a little rowdy, put em' in lock down! Worried about the teenagers sneaking out after dark, not a problem. Large dining tables to accomodate everyone...

Weren't Russ & Lynn looking to open a new restaurant in that area? Now there's an idea for a theme restaurant! 200k? Great deal!

Any takers?
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Old 05-28-2008, 05:01 AM
 
Location: some where maine
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open a hotel for guest's from away. do you think they would come back?
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:52 PM
 
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open a hotel for guest's from away. do you think they would come back?
LOL!! I betcha they would
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:06 PM
 
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This Jail Sale made the National News today!
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:15 PM
 
Location: some where maine
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I Live In Sommerset Co This Kinda P's Me Off The Lot That The Jail Sits On Is Worth Than That . 200,000 Wont Make A Dent In The Cost Of The New Jail.
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Old 05-28-2008, 09:38 PM
 
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I Live In Sommerset Co This Kinda P's Me Off The Lot That The Jail Sits On Is Worth Than That . 200,000 Wont Make A Dent In The Cost Of The New Jail.
Yes but if they can sell it as a business property they will get taxes from it forever!
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Old 11-29-2008, 07:37 PM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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Did that jail sell? Who was the broker? There's an old monstrosity on the island that's for sale - I read the inspection report - it needs work but has a great view. Anyone know it?
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Old 11-29-2008, 07:46 PM
 
Location: Rockport Texas from El Paso
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whoops yes it is still for sale -It doesn't look like it can be converted too easily to other uses.

wonder if there's a view of the river from the top floor.... anyone ever spent a few nights in there? lol
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Old 11-30-2008, 07:06 AM
 
Location: Eastern Maine
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My wife was thinking yesterday as we drove past the old Brewer Fire/Police station about buying it and making a restaurant our of it. Dine in the cells (although I don't think there were any in it) staff dressed up in orange jump suits and/or b/w stripped uniforms...
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