About your article on Refreshment Services Pepsi building a new truck staging area: When was the property they built on bought from the state of Illinois? How much and how many acres?
According to property records at the Adams County recorder's office, the tract of about 3.6 acres was sold in April 1999 for $20,750. Before the sale, the land was part of the Illinois Veterans Home property, which is owned by the state of Illinois.
Refreshment Services Pepsi used the L-shaped lot it bought adjacent to its facility at 12th and Locust to build new loading docks so truck traffic could be removed from Locust.
The work for the new loading docks and staging area was finished last year.
Previously, trucks would need to back into loading docks from Locust, which could halt traffic in the area.
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