Tryon renovating building to make three office spaces

Published 5:23 pm Thursday, March 1, 2012

New View, Brady/Trakas expected to rent two offices
The Town of Tryon is having the building adjacent to town hall renovated to accommodate possibly three businesses.
Town officials said this week construction currently being done to create three office spaces in the building should be completed next week.
The town has agreed to pay $15,400 for the renovations.
New View Realty and Brady/Trakas are expected to sign leases to occupy two of the spaces, although as of this week those leases had not yet been signed.
Tryon Town Council held a closed session Feb. 21 to discuss rental fees for the building. Following closed session, council decided to give half the space to Brady/Trakas, a quarter of the space to New View and another quarter to Bravo, which at the time was requesting a space. No agreements have been pursued by Bravo since the town’s meeting.
Council based rentals on $7 per square foot and agreed for Brady/Trakas to pay $500 per month, New View to pay $265 per month and the other space be rented for $275 per month for a total of $1,035 in rent. Utilities bills for the spaces will be billed separately.
Council members said they wanted to be fair in leasing the space in an effort not to compete with other downtown businesses.
“The worst thing we can do is compete with our own taxpayers with their money,” said councilman George Baker.

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