After more than two years on the market and following a heated battle with Wawa over demolishing to build a store on Hatboro landmarks, a new owner is purportedly prepared to take over the long-shuttered Old Mill Inn and neighboring Miller House.
Sold signs have been posted at the properties, which are situated at Horsham and York roads. It is not yet clear who the new owner will be, or what the future holds for the nearly 300-year-old structures.
Hatboro Main Street Manager Stephen Barth told Patch that the new owner had not yet gone to settlement and did not disclose any specifics about the sale, the new owner, or what lies ahead.
When Jackson Cross Partners first listed the properties–as a combo deal in July 2011–the asking price for the 8,181-square-foot Old Mill Inn and 5,125-square-foot Miller house was $899,999.
The Hatboro Residents' Association, a grassroots group of residents, which has since formed a nonprofit status, banded together to fight Wawa, ultimately causing the company to look elsewhere.
Heather Hamilton, Hatboro Residents' Association president, said that her group was "so happy someone sees the beauty, potential, and significance of this property and is willing to put forth the effort to restore the mill."
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