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GVFR closes on Main Street property

The Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Inc., has placed a contingency contract on the Booker property, shown here, to potentially construct a new fire station there. The Main Street property includes the Tri-County Furniture Store and former hotel next door. Photo by Quinton Sheppard

The Gloucester Volunteer Fire and Rescue Squad, Inc., officially closed on the Tri-County Furniture Store building, former Calvin Hotel and adjacent properties last Wednesday from Tri-County, LC, for approximately $1.1 million, fire chief J.D. Clements has confirmed. 
The property has been in the department’s sights for the past several months for a new fire station to be constructed there, prompting it to place a contingency contract on the property earlier this summer. Though a major milestone has been reached, Clements said it may not be until the first quarter of next year before GVFRS would have firm plans as to its future on Main Street.
“There are a lot of unanswered questions that ...

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