Brevard Business Center under new ownership
From the press release:
There is positive news for Brevard’s Market Street Center. Part of the center including the building that is currently the home of “Poppies Market” and several vacant condo units have been purchased by Dennis Hulsing of Asheville, the President and CEO of Hulsing Hotels and three medical companies in the area.
Market Street Center has struggled from the inability of the previous owner to fulfill the vision of the original developers of the property. Hulsing has plans to improve the aesthetics of the center and to improve visibility. “We have worked hard to reach a long term solution for “Poppies Grocery Store to remain at the center, but unfortunately have not come to an acceptable solution for each party. “Poppies” has elected not to continue the lease. There are plans being finalized with very successful entrepreneurs to open a similar health oriented organic market and to expand on this concept. We are excited about what this might offer to the local community.”
There are plans to also offer the vacant condo units at very aggressive prices for purchase and/or leasing options to help the Center thrive and grow to drive revenue and employment for the local economy in Brevard. Several interested parties have already shown interest in opening businesses in these vacant units.
Three vacant lots are also available for development. These are being considered for sale and/or may eventually continue the original vision of Market Street Center. Hulsing stated “I have a long-term holding position of the grocery store building and Center and I’m making a commitment to the community of Brevard. My plan is to provide a nice and appealing entrance to the Brevard area along Asheville Highway. We will keep everyone posted as our plans continue to develop.”
Dennis Hulsing owns three hotels in Asheville, three in the Midwest, two in the Johnson City, TN and Bristol, VA areas and has just taken over management of a Holiday Inn in Greensboro, North Carolina. He also owns Reliable Medical in North Carolina and Kansas and Accucare and Mountain Area Sleep and Respiratory Center in Asheville. The corporate headquarters for the company is in Asheville. He has lived in Asheville with his family for 11 years.