After a six-month escrow, the 18,000-square-foot building located at 611 W. Florida Ave. in Hemet, has sold for an undisclosed amount, Real Estate Broker Robert Mendieta has announced. The property once housed Nelson Machinery.
The property, situated on two parcels totaling approximately one and a half acres, had been one of the community’s eye sores because it had been vacant for over 17 years.
“The property had been vandalized because it had been sitting empty for so long,” Mendieta said. “There have been many transients squatting there.”
According to Mendieta, most of the copper wiring and plumbing was removed and the new buyer, who runs a successful muffler shop in Hemet, will have to replace it.
“It will be great for the community to finally have it occupied,” Mendieta said.
The buyer still has to meet with city planners, but said he had “had big plans” for the space, Mendieta said.
“He said the city will be proud once he is finished,” Mendieta, who has been selling real estate in the community for over 16 years, said.
“We had many challenges to overcome on this transaction. It became an obsession to see it through,” Mendieta explained. “I can say it was one of the most gratifying transactions of my career.”