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PGG building up for auction in Milton-Freewater

Bids are due Nov. 15 for the former Pendleton Grain Growers building in Milton-Freewater, which has hit the auction block.
George Plaven

East Oregonian

Published on October 25, 2017 3:52PM

Last changed on October 26, 2017 7:05PM

Bids are due Nov. 15 for the former Pendleton Grain Growers retail building in Milton-Freewater.

Photo contributed by Realty Marketing/Northwest

Bids are due Nov. 15 for the former Pendleton Grain Growers retail building in Milton-Freewater.

Bids are due Nov. 15 for the former Pendleton Grain Growers retail building in Milton-Freewater.

Photo contributed by Realty Marketing/Northwest

Bids are due Nov. 15 for the former Pendleton Grain Growers retail building in Milton-Freewater.


The former Pendleton Grain Growers retail building in Milton-Freewater has hit the auction block.

Bids are due Wednesday, Nov. 15 for the 29,500-square-foot facility on East Broadway Avenue and North Russell Street. Realty Marketing/Northwest of Portland is handling the sale.

Two other PGG sites on Northeast First Avenue in Milton-Freewater are also up for auction, located near Blue Mountain Cider Company and Watermill Winery. The properties can be purchased together or separately, said John Rosenthal, president and principal Oregon broker for Realty Marketing/Northwest.

“We’ve had pretty good interest,” Rosenthal said. “There’s a lot of options for it.”

PGG closed its retail stores across Umatilla County in 2014 as part of an effort to save the financially struggling co-op. Members ultimately voted to dissolve PGG two years later, in order to recoup as much of their earnings as possible.

The price for Milton-Freewater store, which includes a card lock fueling facility, is coming down. PGG reduced the price from $628,800 to $400,000, or about $10 per square foot, and the co-op is also offering short-term financing as an additional incentive.

The other two industrial sites are $60,000 for 21,206 square feet, and $40,000 for 18,295 square feet. Both are zoned for industrial and commercial use.

About a half-dozen people have already inspected the sites, Rosenthal said. Bid packages are available by calling 1-800-845-3524.

Another PGG store — this one in Athena — was recently purchased by the nonprofit Mainstreet Athena Association, which will hold a series of public meetings to determine its future use. The former Hermiston store on South First Street is now a Napa Auto Parts location.

A spokesman for PGG did not return a request for information regarding the status of the former Pendleton store and offices and Southwest Dorion Avenue.

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Contact George Plaven at gplaven@eastoregonian.com or 541-966-0825.



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