Tuesday, December 24, 2013

Whately Office Update

The Massachusetts Library System (MLS) has executed a purchase and sale agreement for their Whatley facility.  Closing is planned for late January to allow for inspection needs and other contingencies.  The USDA is reviewing documentation to consider the short sale.

MLS will have a four-month short-term lease after the closing.  Western Mass. MLS staff visited the machine shop operated by the buyers.  After the visit staff members expressed a preference to find a new location.  The chief reasons are that staff would be cramped sharing the existing space with the new owners and there is resistance to working and hosting members in an environment with chemicals, oils, and machine shop odors.

The MLS has been working with their realtor to seek an alternate location in the I-91 corridor.   They are not closing the door on a longer-term lease in the Whately facility until they find a suitable location.

Address any questions to Greg Pronevitz, Mass. Library System, Executive Director,
greg@masslibsystem.org, www.MassLibSystem.org  508-357-2121 x303  |  866-627-7228 x303 (Mass.)

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