Three years after the building that formerly housed the Hammond Street Senior Center in downtown Bangor was last purchased, it’s up for sale once again.
2 Hammond St., the former home of the now-closed senior center and the current home of the offices of the Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce, was put up for sale this week for $749,000, according to the listing on the Realty of Maine website.
The 17,000-square-foot building, built in 1911, was owned from 1999 through 2013 by the Couri Foundation, a charitable organization that started the senior center. In 2013, the foundation transferred ownership of the building to the Hammond Street Senior Center.
Two years after it took on ownership of the building, the senior center had shut down. In November 2015, it sold 2 Hammond St. to a company called 127 Franklin St. LLC. That company is affiliated with DES Properties LLC, which owns a number of apartment buildings in Bangor and Brewer, and other downtown Bangor buildings, according to Bangor tax records. Those buildings include 14 Broad St., the building where Blaze Restaurant is located, as well as 123 and 127 Franklin St., where the Chinese restaurant Panda Garden is located.
Bangor Region Chamber of Commerce President Deb Neuman said in an email that the chamber has no plans to leave the building regardless of when or to whom it is sold.